Uncle Tom's Children
Set in the American Deep South, each of the powerful novellas collected here concerns an aspect of the lives of black people in the postslavery era, exploring their resistance to white racism and oppression. Published in 1938, this was the first book from Wright, who would continue on to worldwide fame as the author of the novels Native Son and Black Boy.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bness2 - LibraryThing
This book comprises four novellas by Richard Wright, with a short sketch of some of the author's experiences growing up in the Jim Crow South. The stories are candid and dark expressions of what it is ... Read full review
UNCLE TOM'S CHILDRENUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Four "novellas" or long short stories, in Negro dialect, hard-clipped, dynamic, illustrating the fact of continued servitude of black to white. Lynching, flood and death, rape, "relief" — current ... Read full review