How did Nella Larsen’s experience of living her formative years in a white environment influence her attitude toward African American culture?
What is the “uplift” tradition, and what is the price a writer like Larsen must pay for choosing to become part of it?
Explore the metaphor that serves as the title of Larsen’s novel Quicksand.
Explain “passing” and how it becomes an “argument against assimilation” in Larsen’s second novel.
How does Larsen develop the theme of personal identity in her two novels?