Black Boy | Study Guide

Richard Wright

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Overview

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Author

Richard Wright

Year Published

1945

Type

Nonfiction

Genre

Memoir

Perspective and Narrator

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.

Tense

Black Boy is told in the past tense.

About the Title

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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