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One of the best accounts on social imbalance and injustice. Richard Wright, a black boy, was born in a poor family near the woods of Mississippi. He stole, he fought and did everything he wasn’t supposed to. By the age of six the boy was already termed as a “drunkard” and was hanging around at the local taverns. The book is the journey of the boy through everything. He was surrounded by the whites, who were either pitying him or being cruel to him. And he was surrounded by the blacks, who did not want anyone to rise above the common level.
What makes this book stand out?
The book is the classic example of what social injustice and human suffering is to people.
Read it for
The book is classic read for those who want to understand what social injustice does to the oppressed races.
Don't read it for
The book may be disturbing for some.