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Manchild in the promised land

by Brown, Claude, 1937-

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 5 copies
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With more than two million copies in print, Manchild in the Promised Land is one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time--the definitive account of African-American youth in Harlem of the 1940s and 1950s, and a seminal work of modern literature.

Published during a literary era marked by the ascendance of black writers such as Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Alex Haley, this thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown's childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans raised in the Northern ghettos of the 1940s and 1950s.

When the book was first published in 1965, it was praised for its realistic portrayal of Harlem--the children, young people, hardworking parents; the hustlers, drug dealers, prostitutes, and numbers runners; the police; the violence, sex, and humor.

The book continues to resonate generations later, not only because of its fierce and dignified anger, not only because the struggles of urban youth are as deeply felt today as they were in Brown's time, but also because of its inspiring message. Now with an introduction by Nathan McCall, here is the story about the one who "made it," the boy who kept landing on his feet and grew up to become a man.
Additional Information
Subjects Brown, Claude, -- 1937-
African Americans -- Biography.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
Publisher New York :Touchstone,1999
Edition 1st Touchstone ed.
Language English
Notes Reprint. Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1965.
Description 415 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781451631579
0684864185 (pbk.)
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