Uncle Tom's Children

by Richard Wright

On Sale: 08/11/2020

Uncle Tom's Children

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Uncle Tom's Children

by Richard Wright

On Sale: 08/11/2020

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"A formidable and lasting contribution to American literature." —Chicago Tribune

Originally published in 1938, Uncle Tom's Children, a collection of novellas, was the first book from Richard Wright, who would go on to win international renown for his powerful and visceral depiction of the Black experience. The author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, most notably the acclaimed novel Native Son and his stunning autobiography, Black Boy, Wright stands today as one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century.

Set in the American Deep South, each of the powerful and devastating stories in Uncle Tom's Children concerns an aspect of the lives of Black people in the post-slavery era, exploring their resistance to white racism and oppression. The collection also includes a personal essay by Wright titled "The Ethics of Living Jim Crow."

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Critical Praise

“Exhibiting a deft ear and a sense of righteous humanity, narrator Adam Lazarre-White finds the distinct voice of each character in this seminal collection. . . . Realistic, visceral, violent, and honest—these are stories that mattered and still matter today, and Lazarre-White reads them that way.” - AudioFile Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063004238
  • ISBN 10: 0063004232
  • Imprint: Caedmon
  • On Sale: 08/11/2020
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / African American / General
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Literary

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