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Black Boy (Paperback)

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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.

    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780061130243
    ISBN-10: 0061130249
    Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
    Publication Date: April 1st, 2007
    Pages: 448
    Language: English