(Book) "Come by Here" -- by Clarence Major
- Poet, novelist, painter: Clarence Major
Clarence Major is a mixed-race author of African-American
ethnic lineage who was born in 1936 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Majors is the author of the book
"Come By Here: My Mother's Life".
In this book, Majors describes the life of his mother,
Inez, who was a fair-complexioned Mixed-race woman
whose admixture included ½ African-American ethnic
heritage and who also passed as a `mono'-racial
"white" woman when she felt it was necessary.
Major received a B.S. from the State University
of New York and a Ph.D. from the Union for
Experimenting Colleges and Universities.
Among his many honors and awards are a Western States
Book Award for Fiction, a Pushcart Prize, a Fulbright
Fellowship, and a National Council on the Arts
Fellowship. Clarence Major is professor of English and
Creative Writing at the University of California, Davis.