Her mother is white; her father is African-American. Growing up, Senna attended Boston public schools as well as the Elma Lewis School of Fine Artsan alternative school in Roxbury founded to instill racial pride in black children through arts education. Senna graduated from Brookline High School. She did her undergraduate degree at Stanford Universitywhere she was the founder and editor of the literary journal, Enigma:
Media About Danzy Senna Danzy Senna is the author of Danzy senna caucasia critically acclaimed books of fiction and nonfiction. Her latest book, New People, is a subversive and engrossing novel of race, class, and manners in contemporary America.
An outstanding speaker, Senna discusses the line between fiction and memoir, and talks openly about the timely and complex themes that pervade her work.
She often draws on personal stories to engage audiences of all backgrounds and invite important discussions.
She lives in Los Angeles. In this lecture, Senna speaks about how we can use traditional elements of fiction to inform how we write memoir. Audiences will gain a new understanding of how to effectively use literary technique to express their own stories and narratives.
Coming of Age Between Black and White In her critically acclaimed works, Senna gives voice to multiracial identity by challenging our defined notions of black and white. In this thought-provoking lecture, Senna discusses what it means to come of age between races, drawing on her own experience, as well as the themes from her seminal work Caucasia and the forthcoming novel New People.
The extraordinary national bestseller that launched Danzy Senna’s literary career, Caucasia is a modern classic, at once a powerful coming of age story and a groundbreaking work on identity and race in Reviews: Danzy Senna is the author of five critically acclaimed books of fiction and nonfiction. Her first novel, Caucasia, won the Book of the Month Award for First Fiction and . Danzy Senna’s first novel, the bestselling Caucasia, won the Stephen Crane Award for Best New Fiction and the American Library Association’s Alex Award, was a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and has been translated into .
For nearly two decades, Senna has been exploring the complexity of intersecting identities, and questioning how we define ourselves versus how others define us.
In this timely and important talk, Danzy Senna addresses the benefits and limitations of identity politics, exploring their use and personal as well as political implications.
Rather, her collection offers nuanced portraits of characters confronting anxieties and prejudices that leave them not as free as they would like to be. A keen examination of a utopian-minded marriage scarred by America's racially divided past.Look out for Danzy Senna's latest book, New People, on sale in August!
In Caucasia-- Danzy Senna's extraordinary debut novel and national bestseller--Birdie and Cole are the daughters of a black father and a white mother, intellectuals and activists in the Civil Rights Movement in s Boston.5/5(5).
Caucasia is the debut novel and a national bestseller written by Danzy Senna. In this novel, Cole and Birdie are the daughters of a white mother and a black father, activists in the Civil Rights Movement in ’s Boston.
Nov 06, · Danzy Senna's first novel, the bestselling Caucasia, won the Stephen Crane Award for Best New Fiction and the American Library Association's Alex Award, was a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and has been translated into nearly a dozen languages.
Danzy Senna's first novel, Caucasia, is a story of traumatic dislocation, disorientation, and confused ethnic identity, set in s and 80s Boston and intermittently in other places.4/5.
Danzy Senna is the author of five critically acclaimed books of fiction and nonfiction. Her first novel, Caucasia, won the Book of the Month Award for First Fiction and .
Danzy Senna's first novel, Caucasia, was the winner of the Book-of-the-Month Club's Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and an American Library Association Alex Award/5(29).