Black Boy by Richard Wright

"Black Boy" is an autobiographical account of a young African-American boy growing up in the South during the early 20th century. The book explores his experiences with extreme poverty, racism, and his struggle to find his place in a society that marginalizes and devalues him. The protagonist's desire for self-expression and understanding leads him to a love of literature and writing, providing him with a means to challenge and critique the oppressive social structures around him.

The 693rd greatest book of all time


Published
1945
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
200-500
Words
76,822
Original Language
English

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