Danzy Senna | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Ellen Flexman

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Critical Review by Ellen Flexman

SOURCE: A review of Caucasia, in Library Journal, January, 1988, p. 145.

[In the following review, Flexman discusses the racial divide explored in Senna's Caucasia.]

Senna's first novel[, Caucasia,] explores life in the middle of America's racial chasm through the eyes of a biracial girl who must struggle for acceptance from blacks and whites alike. Birdie and Cole are the daughters of a white mother and an African-American father whose marriage is disintegrating. When their activist mother must flee from the police, the girls are split between their parents: Cole goes with her father because she looks black, Birdie with her mother because she could pass for white. Living in a small town and forced to keep her family, her past, and her race a secret, Birdie spies upon racism in all its forms, from the overt comments of the...

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