This is possibly one of the most quirky novels I have ever read. It is very sad Fran Ross only wrote Oreo, because when I finished I just wanted so much more to study. As far as I know, it is the only book written by an African American woman to come close to James Joyce's Ulysses. Ross's use of puns, semantic and word play adds incredible rhythmic depth to the humorous but tough character Oreo. The cultural satire still holds up today as some of the same racial issues it tackles continue to exist.
Oreo - Fran Ross