Manchild in the Promised Land (Compact Disc)

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By Claude Brown, Nathan McCall (Introduction by), Cary Hite (Read by)
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One of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time, Manchild in the Promised Land is a seminal work of modern literature published during a literary era marked by the ascendance of black writers like 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 African Americans raised in the northern ghettos of the 1940s and '50s. When the book was first published in 1965, it was praised for its realistic portrayal of Harlem-the children, young people, and 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 became a man.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781470897192
ISBN-10: 1470897199
Publisher: Buck 50 Productions
Publication Date: February 15th, 2013
Language: English