By Richard Wright


At four years old, Richard Wright set fire to his home in a moment of boredom; at five his father deserted the family; by six Richard was - temporarily - an alcoholic. Moved from home to home, from brick tenement to orphanage he had had, by the age of twelve, only one year's formal education. But gradually he learned to play Jim Crow in order to survive in a world of white hostility, secretly satisfying his craving for books and knowledge until the time came when he could follow his dream of justice and opportunity in the north.

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Narrator Peter Francis James
Length 15hrs 30min
Catalogue No. 14898
Publisher Vintage Audio; 2020
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