All black people should read this book, because colorism was a problem then and is a problem today.
The Blacker the Berry is a truly classic novel and one from a great time period - the Harlem Renaissance.
I love this book so much, because the storytelling is so rich and the depth is so sweeping and grand.
This one will be reread...masterpiece, don't know how I missed reading this before now.Published 21 days ago by Satisfied Customer
Perhaps one day the rolls will be reversed. Perhaps one day dark skinned people will understand and believe the blacker the berry,the sweeter the juice. I think that day is near.Published 23 days ago by Desbronte
Love this story but felt it was far too short. I was interested in finding out what happen with Alva & Emma Lou.Published 8 months ago by Slimgoody
I highly recommend this book. I just disliked the character, Emma Lou, though I understood her craziness. I highly recommend. It's a quick and easy read.Published 10 months ago by Big Sistah Patty
Written in 1929, The Blacker the Berry was a shocking novel in that it exposed, for the first time, the existence of racism with the black community. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Suzanne Dobbins
The book shows its age a bit. Interesting to explore this aspect of the black culture. I would like to read a current book on the same subject.Published 15 months ago by Edna anders