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Black boy, (American hunger) : a record of childhood and youth, Richard Wright ; foreword by John Edgar Wideman ; afterword by Malcolm Wright

Label
Black boy, (American hunger) : a record of childhood and youth, Richard Wright ; foreword by John Edgar Wideman ; afterword by Malcolm Wright
Language
eng
resource.biographical
autobiography
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Black boy
Oclc number
1134528444
Responsibility statement
Richard Wright ; foreword by John Edgar Wideman ; afterword by Malcolm Wright
Sub title
(American hunger) : a record of childhood and youth
Summary
The author 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 side by blacks who resented anyone trying to rise above the common law. This is the author's powerful account of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. It is an unashamed confession and a profound indictment, a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering