Nella <I>Larsen</I> Imes

Nella Larsen Imes

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 30 Mar 1964 (aged 72)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Memorial ID 32306353 · View Source
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Nella Larsen Imes (best known as Nella Larsen) was a biracial American authoress and nurse.

She was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1891 of a Danish white immigrant mother and a black father from the West Indies, who abandoned her mother and her when Nella was a baby.

She went on to author two books: "Quicksand" and "Passing", the first of which was about her own life to some extent, and her struggles in trying to find racial identification.

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  • Created by: Annette
  • Added: 20 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32306353
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nella Larsen Imes (13 Apr 1891–30 Mar 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32306353, citing Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Annette (contributor 46507071) .