Mamba's Daughters: A Novel of Charleston

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University of South Carolina Press, 1929 - Fiction - 311 pages
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"In this classic novel first published in 1929, DuBose Heyward offers a perceptive commentary on the pursuit of freedom and identity among blacks and whites in a segregated society. Mamba's Daughters reveals the inside world of Charleston high society while it penetrates the culture of the city's African-American population."--Cover.

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Review: Mamba's Daughters (Southern Classics Series)

User Review  - Wendie - Goodreads

I was interested in reading this book after it was referred to in a fiction book I read previously. Due to the old fashioned language (it was written in the 20s), I had a really hard time following it ... Read full review

Review: Mamba's Daughters (Southern Classics Series)

User Review  - Darryl - Goodreads

Dated, but a good example of the post WWI Southern Rennaisance. racial and class figure prominently -- no surprise, but DBH only slips into racial stereotyping and it goes to both white snd black ... Read full review

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About the author (1929)

Du Bose Heyward (1885-1940) was the author of several books, including the critically acclaimed novel "Porgy", which was the basis for Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess".

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