Shadow and ACT by Ralph Ellison

This book is a collection of essays that explore the complexities of racial identity and the cultural and social issues surrounding it. The author delves into his own experiences as an African American man in the mid-20th century, offering a poignant commentary on the racial divide in America. He also discusses the role of literature and music, particularly jazz, in shaping identity and understanding. The book is a thoughtful examination of the intersection of individual identity and societal expectations.

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