Danzy Senna | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Kirkus Reviews

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Danzy Senna.
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Critical Essay by Kirkus Reviews

SOURCE: A review of Caucasia, in Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 1997, p. 1733.

[In the following review, the critic praises Senna's Caucasia for its effective evocation of being caught between two races.]

[Caucasia, is a]n ambitious debut novel that powerfully, if schematically, addresses the conditions of those living in the great racial no-man's-land—that is to say, the children of mixed marriage—who belong to both races but are often also rejected by both.

The author, a young Boston-raised writer, is herself the product of a mixed marriage, which gives her first fiction an authenticity that compensates for a plot that's often more a series of instructive set-pieces than a seamless narrative. Set in the late 1970s and early ′80s, the story takes place against the rise and decline of black power, as well as against radical...

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