Uncle Tom's Children

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Harper Collins, Dec 23, 2003 - Fiction - 301 pages
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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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User 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


User 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

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Richard Wright won international renown for his powerful and visceral depiction of the black experience. He stands today alongside such African-American luminaries as Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison, and two of his novels, Native Son and Black Boy, are required reading in high schools and colleges across the nation. He died in 1960.

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