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Black Boy (original 1945; edition 1989)
by Richard Wright (Author)
Black Boy by Richard Wright (1945)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060929782, Paperback)With an introduction by Jerry W. Ward, Jr.
Black Boy is a classic of American autobiography, a subtly crafted narrative of Richard Wright's journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. An enduring story of one young man's coming off age during a particular time and place, Black Boy remains a seminal text in our history about what it means to be a man, black, and Southern in America.
"Superb...The Library of America has insured that most of Wright's major texts are now available as he wanted them to be tread...Most important of all is the opportunity we now have to hear a great American writer speak with his own voice about matters that still resonate at the center of our lives."
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:58:38 -0400)
The author relates his life as an African American growing up in the South during the Jim Crow years.
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