Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White by Lila Quintero Weaver

By Lila Quintero Weaver

Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White is an arresting and relocating own tale approximately youth, race, and id within the American South, rendered in attractive illustrations by means of the author,  Lila Quintero Weaver.

 

In 1961, whilst Lila was once 5, she and her kinfolk emigrated from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Marion, Alabama, within the middle of Alabama’ s Black Belt. As expert, middle-class Latino immigrants in a sector that was once outlined by means of segregation, the Quinteros occupied a privileged vantage from which to view the racially charged tradition they inhabited. Weaver and her kinfolk have been firsthand witnesses to key moments within the civil rights movement.  yet Darkroom is her own tale besides: chronicling what it was once like being a Latina woman within the Jim Crow South, suffering to appreciate either a overseas kingdom and the horrors of our kingdom’ s race kin. Weaver, who was once neither black nor white, saw very early at the inequalities within the American tradition, with its blonde and blue-eyed female perfect. all through her existence, Lila has struggled to discover her position during this society and fought opposed to the discrimination round her.

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