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Richard Wright's devastating autobiography of his childhood and youth in the Jim Crow South

His training by his elders was strict and harsh to prepare him for the "white world" which would be cruel. Their resentment of those trying to escape the common misery made his future seem hopeless. It was necessary to grow up restrained and submissive in southern white society and to endure torment and abuse.

Wright tells of his mental and emotional struggle to educate himself, which gave him a glimpse of life's possibilities and which led him to his triumphant decision to leave the South behind while still a teenager to live in Chicago and fulfill himself by becoming a writer.

About the Author

Richard Wright won international renown for his powerful and visceral depiction of the black experience. He stands today alongside such African-American luminaries as Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison, and two of his books, Native Son and Black Boy, are required reading in high schools and colleges across the nation. He died in 1960.

Peter Francis James has starred in numerous Broadway and off-Broadway productions, as well as on such television programs as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, New York Undercover and State of Affairs.

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coachgiirl, March 4, 2009 (view all comments by coachgiirl)
This book is such a wonderful book and it really teaches you alot about how hard life was and how much better it is now and that we should be praising god for the life that we live now.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060763527
Read:
James, Peter Francis
Publisher:
Caedmon
Read by:
James, Peter Francis
Read:
James, Peter Francis
Author:
James, Peter Francis
Author:
Wright, Richard
Author:
James Peter Francis
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Audio
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.90x5.04x1.97 in. .96 lbs.

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