Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth

Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth Author Richard Wright
ISBN-10 0061130249
ISBN-13 9780061130243
Year 2007-03-27
Pages 448
Language English
Publisher Harper Perennial Modern Classics
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Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty hunger fear and hatred He lied stole and raged at those around him at six he was a drunkard hanging about in taverns Surly brutal cold suspicious and self pitying he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him pitying or cruel and on the other by blacks who resented anyone trying to rise above the common lot Black Boy is Richard Wright s powerful account of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South It is at once an unashamed confession and a profound indictmenta poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering

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