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Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth
by Richard Wright
Binding: Paperback, Anv edition, 448 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Weight: 0.65 pound
Dimension: H: 0.9 x L: 7.8 x W: 5.3 inches
ISBN 10: 0061130249
ISBN 13: 9780061130243
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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 indictment a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering.


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