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Author Brown, Claude
Title Manchild in the promised land [electronic resource] / Claude Brown
Imprint [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC : Made available through hoopla, 2013
Edition Unabridged
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Call # eAudiobook hoopla
Phys. Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (18hr., 52 min.)) : digital
Cast Read by Cary Hite
Summary 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
Access Digital content provided by hoopla
System Det Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject African Americans -- Biography
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions
Genre Audiobooks
Alt Author Hite, Cary
hoopla digital
ISBN 9781470897215 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
14708972111 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music # MWT10878620
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