Originally published in 1929, “The Blacker the Berry” is a novel by American novelist Wallace Henry Thurman (1902–1934). An active writer during the Harlem Renaissance, he produced essays, worked as an editor, and was a publisher of numerous newspapers and journals. His best-known work, “The Blacker the Berry”, represents a detailed exploration of the discrimination within the black community based on skin colour, with a higher value being placed on lighter skin. A moving tale of the hardships faced by African-American post-emancipation not to be missed by those interested in black history and literature. Contents include: “If I Had Known by Alice Dunbar-Nelson”, “ Emma Lou”, “Harlem”, “Alva”, “Rent Party”, “Pyrrhic Victor”. Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing this classic novel now in a brand new edition, complete with the introductory poem “If I Had Known” by Alice Dunbar-Nelson.