Margo Jefferson Wins National Book Critics Circle Award for Her Revealing Memoir "Negroland"

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Margo Jefferson won the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography Thursday for her revealing memoir "Negroland."

Jefferson, who hails from Chicago, offers candid reflections on her upbringing in a wealthy Black family in the 1950s and 1960s. She delves deep into her struggles with depression and body image.

Jefferson is a former New York Times critic and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for criticism.

In her speech, Jefferson says it's “an extraordinary time for all the varieties and permutations of nonfiction.”

Negroland: A Memoir

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