Black Boy: A Record of Youth and Childhood by Richard Wright

Black Boy: A Record of Youth and Childhood

Richard Wright

272 pages first pub 1945 (editions)

nonfiction biography classics memoir reflective slow-paced


Richard Wright's memoir of his childhood as a young black boy in the American south of the 1920s and 30s is a stark depiction of African American life and powerful exploration of racial tension.At four years old, Richard Wright set fire to his hom...

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