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Black Boy uses the first-person point of view of the author, Richard Wright, who comments on his childhood and youth from an adult perspective.
Black Boy is told in the past tense.
The full title Black Boy (American Hunger): A Record of Childhood and Youth points to two defining characteristics of the author's formative years: racial subjugation and persistent hunger. The word hunger refers both to a lack of food and to a lack of basic human dignity.
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