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Your Blues Ain't Like Mine Journalist Bebe Moore Campbell's first novel, Your Bluse Ain't Like Mine is a compelling narrative inspired by the real-life lynching...Your Blues Ain't Like MineFiction Journalist Bebe Moore Campbell's first novel, Your Bluse Ain't Like Mine is a compelling narrative inspired by the real-life lynching...1992-09-11

Your Blues Ain't Like Mine

Genre: Fiction; Author: Bebe Moore Campbell

Journalist Bebe Moore Campbell’s first novel, Your Bluse Ain’t Like Mine is a compelling narrative inspired by the real-life lynching in 1955 of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black youth accused of whistling at a white woman. By fictionalizing the incident, Campbell can explore the psychic mutilation the crime wrought on its perpetrators and the victim’s family. Although the ornate prose suggests a journalist worried about not being literary enough, Campbell is a master when it comes to telling a story.