Steve Majors in conversation with Jeffrey Blount discussing High Yella: A Modern Family Memoir

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 7:00pm
Virtual Event

Steve Majors in conversation with Jeffrey Blount discussing High Yella: A Modern Family Memoir

Wednesday, February 16 at 7pm ET

Location: Virtual Event

Join us for Steve Majors in conversation with Jeffrey Blount discussing High Yella: A Modern Family Memoir. Purchase the book or sign up below to receive a link to this virtual event via email the day before the event. 

A moving and insightful story about race, identity, and the strength of family ties.

They called him "pale faced or mixed race." They called him "light, bright, almost white." But most of the time his family called him "high yella." Steve Majors was the white passing, youngest son growing up in an all-Black family that struggled with poverty, abuse, and generational trauma. High Yella is the poignant account of how he tried to leave his troubled childhood and family behind to create a new identity, only to discover he ultimately needed to return home to truly find himself. And after he and his husband adopt two Black daughters, he must set them on their own path to finding their place in the world by understanding the importance of where they come from.

In his remarkable and moving memoir, Majors gathers the shards of a broken past to piece together a portrait of a man on an extraordinary journey toward Blackness, queerness, and parenthood. High Yella delivers its hard-won lessons on love, life, and family with exceptional grace.

 

Steve Majors is the author of High Yella (University of Georgia Press 2021). His essays on race, culture, and identity have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and other outlets. A former television news journalist, he currently is a nonprofit marketing executive. He lives in suburban Maryland with his family.

 

High Yella: A Modern Family Memoir By Steve Majors Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780820360317
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Georgia Press - October 15th, 2021

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