Claude Brown

Claude Brown

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Claude Brown (February 23, 1937 - February 2, 2002) is the author of Manchild in the Promised Land, published to critical acclaim in 1965, which tells the story of his coming of age during the 1940s and 1950s in Harlem. He also pubished Children of Ham (1976). Autobiographical in nature, Manchild in the Promised Land describes the cultural, economic, and religious conditions that suffused Harlem during Brown's early childhood and adolescence while constructing a narrative of Brown's tumultuous early life. starting at age six, his life involved stealing, alcohol consumption, truancy, and gang wars. These were the harsh realities of life in 1950s Harlem that shaped his childhood. At the age of 11, he was placed in a reform school, which he cycled in and out of more than three times.show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134918113
  • 9786134918114