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Black Like Me: 50th Anniversary Edition (Hardback)

(author), (foreword), (afterword)
£24.95
Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 30/09/2011
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On October 28, 1959, John Howard Griffin underwent a transformation that changed many lives beyond his own-he made his skin black and traveled through the segregated Deep South. His odyssey of discovery was captured in journal entries, arguably the single most important documentation of 20th-century American racism ever written. More than 50 years later, this newly edited edition-which is based on the original manuscript and includes a new design and added afterword-gives fresh life to what is still considered a "contemporary book." The story that earned respect from civil rights leaders and death threats from many others endures today as one of the great human-and humanitarian-documents of the era. In this new century, when terrorism is too often defined in terms of a single ethnic designation or religion, and the first black president of the United States is subject to hateful slurs, this record serves as a reminder that America has been blinded by fear and racial intolerance before. This is the story of a man who opened his eyes and helped an entire nation to do likewise.

Publisher: Wings Press
ISBN: 9780916727680
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
An important and classic work, well deserving of this new edition. . . . Essential [for] all public and academic libraries. Choice"
Some actions are so absolutely simple and right that they amount to genius. Black Like Me was an act of genius. Cyril Connolly, Sunday Times of London"
[Black Like Me s] moral power has not diminished with time. It still has things to teach us about the past and the present. Don Graham, Texas Monthly"
"An important and classic work, well deserving of this new edition. . . . Essential [for] all public and academic libraries." --Choice
"Some actions are so absolutely simple and right that they amount to genius. Black Like Me was an act of genius." --Cyril Connolly, Sunday Times of London
"[Black Like Me's] moral power has not diminished with time. It still has things to teach us about the past and the present." --Don Graham, Texas Monthly

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