The Sellout Summary
Paul Beatty

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The Sellout Overview

The Sellout, by Paul Beatty, is an African-American novel on race relations in the United States. In the book, the unnamed, black narrator stands on trial for owning a slave and segregating his community. The Sellout critiques cultural mindsets and uses satire as a way to challenge institutions and assumptions about racism.

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