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Manchild in the promised land

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  • 921 B87772 (CEN)

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1st Touchstone ed.

Publication Information

New York : Touchstone, 1999.

Physical Description

415 p. ; 22 cm.


"Manchild in the Promised Land is indeed one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time. This thinly fictionalized account of Charles Brown's childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans raised in the Northern ghettos of the 1940s and 1950s ..."--Publisher's note on back cover.

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