Black Boy

by Richard Wright | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0582233801 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Panzeranzi of Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on 2/28/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by Panzeranzi from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Tuesday, February 28, 2006
At four years of age, Richard Wright set fire to his home; at five his father deserted the family; by six Richard was - temporarily - an alcoholic. Moved from home to home, from brick tenement to orphanage, he had had, by the age of twelve, only one year's formal education. It was in saloons, railroad yards and streets that he learned the facts about life under white subjection, about fear, hunger and hatred. Gradually he learned to play Jim Crow in order to survive in a world of white hostility, secretly satisfying his craving for books and knowledge until the time came when he could follow his dream of justice and opportunity in the north.

Journal Entry 2 by Panzeranzi at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Saturday, December 10, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (12/10/2016 UTC) at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden


En låda B-böcker till Babelfisk!

Journal Entry 3 by babelfisk at Jönköping, Småland Sweden on Thursday, December 15, 2016
Kom med fyra kompisar. Tusen tack, Panzeranzi!

Arrived with four friends. Thanks a lot, Panzeranzi!

Journal Entry 4 by babelfisk at Jönköping, Småland Sweden on Sunday, April 08, 2018
This book speeks of prejudice. violence and pain but also of hope and a will to learn and make a better life. I like it.

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