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By Lorene Cary

ISBN-10: 0394574656

ISBN-13: 9780394574653

ISBN-10: 0679737456

ISBN-13: 9780679737452

In 1972 Lorene Cary, a vivid, formidable black youngster from Philadelphia, used to be transplanted into the previously all-white, all-male environs of the elite St. Paul's institution in New Hampshire, the place she grew to become a scholarship scholar in a "boot camp" for destiny American leaders.  Like any sturdy pupil, she was resolute to succeed.  But Cary was once additionally made up our minds to prevail with out promoting out.  This splendidly frank and perceptive memoir describes the perils and ambiguities of that double function, during which failing calculus and profitable a pupil election may perhaps either be interpreted as betrayals of one's skin.  Black Ice can also be a universally recognizable rfile of a woman's youth; it really is, as Houston Baker says, "a trip into selfhood that resonates with sober mirrored image, intellignet ardour, and joyous love."

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