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ISBN:0806512938
Author: Darius James
ISBN13: 978-0806512938
Title: Negrophobia: An Urban Parable : A Novel
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Language: English
Category: United States
Publisher: Citadel Pr (May 1, 1992)
Pages: 174

Negrophobia: An Urban Parable : A Novel by Darius James



Publication date 1992. Topics Racism, African Americans. Publisher Secaucus, . Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. A Citadel Press book. Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II. City Secaucus, . Donor bostonpubliclibrary. Extramarc MIT Libraries.

Darius James’s scabrous, unapologetically raunchy, truly hilarious, and deeply scary Negrophobia is a wild-eyed reckoning with the mutating insanity of American racism. A screenplay for the mind, a performance on the page, a work of poetry, a mad mix of genres and styles, a novel in the tradition of William S. Burroughs and Ishmael Reed that is like no other novel, Negrophobia begins with the blonde bombshell Bubbles Brazil succumbing to a voodoo spell and entering the inner darkness of her own shiny being. Every racial stereotype about black people comes to boisterous, blistering life in this outrageous first novel-a grand guignol comic book that draws from both racist kitsch and Afro- American high. Negrophobia: an urban parable: a novel.

Negrophobia: An Urban Parable. 0312093500 (ISBN13: 9780312093501). Darius James' NEGROPHOBIA is a difficult novel to classify (in fact, in some ways it's more like a screenplay to a Surrealist non-existent movie). It's loaded with 'triggers,' and I hope NEGROPHOBIA gives you nightmares. From the beginning, Darius James spins a story shaded in an incandescently perverse poetry, whirling off the very first page, simultaneously biting and slyly working out all those stale paradigms you thought were dead and gone but are sadly still alive and well in o Disclaimer - I personally know the author.

Negrophobia: An Urban Parable Paperback – June 15, 1993. by. Darius James (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. The book was excellent. Darius James found an artistic way to define how we as individuals subconciously think and cope with regard to dealing with people of opposing races. This book is definitely a winner. I recommend this to everyone.

Author and spoken-word artist Darius James's 1992 masterpiece, the William S. Burroughs meets Thomas Pynchon meets Ishmael Reed fever-dream Negrophobia, is a raunchy, raucous, headlong dive into the many faces of American racism. With other works including That's Blaxploitation: Roots of the Baadassssss 'Tude, Voodoo Stew, and Froggy Chocolate's Christmas Eve, James is the cowriter and narrator of the of 2013 film The United States of Hoodoo.

The debut novel by a young writer named Darius James, Negrophobia: An Urban Parable, follows the spoiled white teenager Bubbles Brazil on a journey into her racist subconscious, catalyzed by a voodoo spell cast by her black maid.

Reading Darius James' first novel, NEGRO-PHOBIA, is a real blast as he takes us on cinematic joyride through the nightmarish vision of one Bubbles Brazil, a beautiful adolescent cocktease whose schizophrenic aversion to people of color causes her to hallucinate a virtual reality populated with grotesquely distorted characters like Uncle H. Rap Remus, whose goal is to exterminate the entire white race. James' biting sarcasm and in-your-face poetic intensity reminds one of some strange mix of Ishmael Reed, Terry Southern and Richard Pryor

an urban parable : a novel. Published 1992 by Carol Pub. Group in Secaucus, . Fiction, Racism, African Americans, Afro-Americans, Protected DAISY, In library.

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After Bubbles Brasil, a white teenager, is placed under a voodoo spell, she enters a world populated by every stereotype of black people she has ever imagined.
Reviews: 7
Andromakus
Great
Daiktilar
It came like they promised it would, and I really appreciate when the product lives up to the expectations of the dealer, and me.
Juce
This novel brings every steryotype to life in an energized and hyper-real format that is more along the lines of a Terry Gilliam movie than it is any other 'novel' that I have ever read. First: this may be the funniest book ever written. Although at times it is harsh and scatological, it is just.... funny..... In the way that the author switches from style to style (a la Joyce at his finest... or Ballard at his....) you have avant-guarde literature at its best. Adding to this, it has the kind of humor and brilliance that would be brought by an author whose other major work was on..... Blacksploitation....
I never put this book down once I picked it up... till I had it read.... twice....
Someone who really liked this book might also like the music of Keith Thorton (a.k.a. Kool Keith, Dr. Dooom, Dr. Octagon). The two men are cut from the same mold.... though James might be at least (partially) sane....
Jeronashe
I thought is was possibly the most far-fetched but not entirely unreal and untrue take on racism and the way some Caucasians see Afro-Americans. I thought it was brilliant, funny, and I couldn't take my hands off of it until after reading it the whole way through. And I fully intend to read it again.
Iarim
Negrophobia is a debilitating mental disorder characterized by the creation and vilification of "the other".
This is a patchwork of science fiction, poetry, history, staged dramatics and many of the -ologies. When it all comes together we have an extraordinary quilt embroidered with the power of perspective.
Kadar
I personally think James is a journalistic genius! The book was excellent. Anyone who gave this book a bad rating has his/her own issues about race relations. Darius James found an artistic way to define how we as individuals subconciously think and cope with regard to dealing with people of opposing races. This book is definitely a winner. I recommend this to everyone.
Spilberg
Basically, this book an ultra-pretentious, masturbatory, ego-driven, literary freakout of extreme proportions.

The author writes a bunch of unintelligible psycho-babble having to with Black people and race, which condescends to the reader. The cruel joke here is that while you can't make heads or tails of this literary vomit, you never admit it becuase doing so means that you're not "smart enough" or "hip enough" and the author's intellect is leagues beyond yours.

...and that's simply not true.

These are the writings of an individual of questionable sanity. He strives to be Ishamel Reed, except Ishamel Reed has a point, a narrative, and talent. James has none of that. I can say that honestly as someone who doesn't really care for Reed's fiction, either.

The truth is James and people who like this book are basically the Emperor and those who love his new clothes.

There are much more worthwhile authors and books that examine race that will not insult and assault you.

Please, don't waste your time.