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Black boy : (American hunger) : a record of childhood and youth

Richard Wright ; with a foreword by Edward P. Jones.
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.

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Publication Year
2006
ISBN
9780061130243
0061130249
9780756979188
0756979188
0061443085
9780061443084
9780329607210
0329607219
9780329529567
0329529560
Description
xiv, 419, 14 pages :
General Note
"Originally published in 1945 by Harper & Brothers ... The text as restored by the Library of America was published in 1991 ... First HarperPerennial edition published 1993"--Title page verso.