Black Boy is painful to read; the emotional and physical assaults Wright suffered as a child are as upsetting to parents as they will be to children. However, this is an extremely revealing, eloquent, and important book.
Things Fall Apart. I read this in my English class in 10th grade. We were studying the writing of authors from around the world. Chinua Achebe, a Nigerian author, wrote Things Fall Apart, a work of fiction about the destructive effect missionaries and colonialism had on the tribes of the lower Niger. | Read