Whenever my environment had failed to support or nourish me, I had clutched at books…

– Richard Wright

From Wikipedia


1939 photo by Carl Van Vechten
Born September 4, 1908
Plantation, Roxie, Mississippi
Died November 28, 1960 (aged 52)
Occupation Novelist, poet, essayist, short story writer
Nationality United States, France
Genres Drama, Fiction, Non-fiction
Notable work(s) Uncle Tom’s Children, Native Son, Black Boy, The Outsider

Richard Nathaniel Wright was an African-American author of sometimes controversial novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerns racial themes, especially those involving the plight of African Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th centuries. His work helped redefine discussions of race relations in the United States in the mid-20th century.


11 thoughts on “Whenever…

  1. March 1, 1940: Richard Wright published his unflinching bestseller, Native Son, 73 years ago today.

  2. Yes, clutch at books, rather than turn to people… Thank you for the post, Gita!

  3. Very nice message to share, one of my favorite writers! Thanks for following me Gita! God bless!

  4. i will never forget when i first read his works; being from mississippi, i was humbled and ashamed and so saddened.


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