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What Does Nigger Mean?

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This book is about a Black man's reading of Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for the first time while in graduate school. The story captures his poignant occurrence with Twain's use of the racial label "nigger" more than 211 times throughout the book. The gut reaction to hearing the word verbalized by whites with Twain's consent, despite the consequences of sarcasm or spoof, is a essential premise of this personal history/memoir. The location is a colloquium in Richmond, Virginia, the former capital of the Confederacy, where the Civil War is still being fought on many levels. The story is the problem of race as a topic of public debate and the responsibility the word nigger plays in postmodern civilization particularly among Blacks
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