There are so many novels that I’d like to reread but the one that comes to mind from an African-American author is Native Son. I first read Native Son in college for a third year literary course. I was blown away by the precision in Richard Wright’s writing style. You will literally go through all emotions while reading this tragic and infuriating novel, which show cases Bigger Thomas one of the most intriguing main characters in an American modern classic. Native son has to be one of the greatest American classics and should be read by all. Have you read it? Were you blown away by it?
“Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright’s powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America.” (Native Son, description from Goodreads)
Native Son – Richard Wright, paperback, 454 pages (Vintage Classics)
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