Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth

By: Richard Wright

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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.

Title: Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth

Author Name: Richard Wright

Categories: African American Studies,

Edition: 60

Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics: April 2007

ISBN Number: 0061130249

ISBN Number 13: 9780061130243

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: New - New

Seller ID: 66682