Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Ways of White Folks
Langston Hughes


A collection of vibrant and incisive short stories depicting the sometimes humorous, but more often tragic interactions between Black people and white people in America in the 1920s and ’30s.

One of the most important writers to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes is best known as a poet, but these stories showcase his talent as a lively storyteller. His work blends elements of blues and jazz, speech and song, into a triumphant and wholly original idiom.

Paperback, 256pp
Vintage, 1990
ISBN 9780679728177


Stories included in this collection:
Cora Unashamed
Slave on the Block
A Good Job Gone
Rejuvenation Through Joy
The Blues I’m Playing
Red-Headed Baby
Poor Little Black Fellow
Little Dog
Mother and Child
One Christmas Eve
Father and Son