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Manchild in the Promised Land (1965, Claude Brown)

I haven’t read very much black literature or drug-culture literature or ghetto-life literature but I’ve never read anything that delves as deeply and as unpretentiously into such topics as this book, whose title and author I’d never heard of before … Continue reading

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Richard Wright – Native Son

Edgar Allan Poe is arguably the master of macabre fiction but a pretty reasonable counterargument is that for however well-crafted and atmospheric his stories can be they are written too baroquely and archly to truly capture the horror of the … Continue reading

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