Chester Himes




Chester Bomar Himes (July 29, 1909 – November 12, 1984) was a black American writer. His works include If He Hollers Let Him Go and the Harlem Detective series. In 1958 he won France's Grand Prix de Littérature Policière.





The best books of all time by Chester Himes

  1. 1419 . Blind Man with a Pistol by Chester Himes

    Blind Man With a Pistol is a 1969 fiction novel by Chester Himes. It is the 8th book in the Harlem Cycle series.

  2. 2012 . If He Hollers Let Him Go by Chester Himes

    This story of a man living every day in fear of his life for simply being black is as powerful today as it was when it was first published in 1947. The novel takes place in the space of four days i...

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