Melbourne, Ponsford Newman & Benson, 1946 (first Australian edition)/ 1945.
Octavo, 339 pages.
Brown cloth; pages uniformly a little tanned; endpapers a little offset; gift inscription; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper a little rubbed, creased and chipped.
Lillian Smith (1897-1966) was 'renowned for her controversial books exploring segregation, white supremacy, and other social mores, author Lillian Smith was an advocate of racial reform in the South ... 'Strange Fruit' dealt with the taboo subject of an interracial love affair and was banned in Boston, Massachusetts, as obscene. The controversial bestseller was the first of her several books addressing issues of social change'. [King Institute website].