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By 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," striking approximately in taverns. Surly, brutal, chilly, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was once surrounded on one part by means of whites who have been both detached to him, pitying, or merciless, and at the different by way of blacks who resented a person 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 instantaneously an unashamed confession and a profound indictment—a poignant and stressful list of social injustice and human suffering.

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