Black Boy

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Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi, with poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about 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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Publisher
Harper Collins
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Published on
Jun 16, 2009
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Pages
448
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ISBN
9780061935480
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
Fiction / Classics
Fiction / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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