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Dancing in the Dark

Caryl Phillips

Caryl Phillips has received international acclaim for his works, including the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, and membership in the Royal Society of Literature. Dancing in the Dark brilliantly re-creates the life of Bert Williams, the first black entertainer to achieve stardom in America. In 1896, when Bert decides to perform his stage routine in blackface, he is accused of reviling his race even as he becomes a star in Ziegfeld’s Follies.

Caryl Phillips has received international acclaim for his works, including the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, and membership in the Royal Society of Literature. Dancing in the Dark brilliantly re-creates the life of Bert Williams, the first black entertainer to achieve stardom in America. In 1896, when Bert decides to perform his stage routine in blackface, he is accused of reviling his race even as he becomes a star in Ziegfeld’s Follies.
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Genres:

Romance

Description:

Caryl Phillips has received international acclaim for his works, including the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, and membership in the Royal Society of Literature. Dancing in the Dark brilliantly re-creates the life of Bert Williams, the first black entertainer to achieve stardom in America. In 1896, when Bert decides to perform his stage routine in blackface, he is accused of reviling his race even as he becomes a star in Ziegfeld’s Follies.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dion Graham

Length:

6h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

08:37


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

45:03


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

56:33


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

27:18


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

27:04


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

31:08


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

01:53:54


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

14:38


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

43:18


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

40:54


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

02:37