Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth

Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth

Richard Wright


Richard Wright grew up within the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, starvation, worry, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at these round him; at six he used to be a "drunkard," putting approximately in taverns. Surly, brutal, chilly, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was once surrounded on one aspect through whites who have been both detached to him, pitying, or merciless, and at the different through blacks who resented somebody attempting to upward push above the typical lot.

Black Boy is Richard Wright's robust account of his trip from innocence to adventure within the Jim Crow South. it's immediately an unashamed confession and a profound indictment—a poignant and hectic list of social injustice and human suffering.

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