Volunteer Slavery by Jill Nelson
My Authentic Negro Experience

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A noted black woman journalist recounts her experiences as an outsider in the newsroom of The Washington Post in the late 1980s. National ad/promo. Tour.

About Jill Nelson

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Jill Nelson is the author of the bestselling Volunteer Slavery, which won an American Book Award, and Straight, No Chaser. She also edited the anthology Police Brutality. She is a regular contributor to US media, including Village Voice and MSNBC.com, and her work has appeared in Essence, New York Times, The Nation, New York Review of Books and USA Today, among many other publications. She currently teaches at the City College of New York. Sexual Healing is her first novel.
Published July 1, 1994 by Penguin Books. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The Post job also offered a normal life for her daughter, who, ``tired of eccentric clothes, artists, vegetarian diets, deep in her little African-American heart yearned to be Vanessa Huxtable.'' So Nelson--a self-described radical and searcher after the authentic African-American experience--acc...

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Nelson's entertaining, vitriolic memoir of her stint as the first black female writer at The Washington Post Sunday magazine.

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