BACK TO :
Black History : CONTENTS

BLACK HISTORY : LITERATURE

 

(Updated on 17/01/2017)

 

 

POEMS :

  • Still I Rise by Maya Angelou (YouTube)
    "You may write me down in history
    With your bitter, twisted lies,
    You may trod me in the very dirt
    But still, like dust, I'll rise...
    Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
    I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
    I rise..."

    (poetryfoundation.org)





    Listen to the song : Ben Harper - I'll Rise (YouTube)

 

  • I, too by Langston Hughes
    (poetryfoundation.org)

 

 

NOVELS :

 

  • Black Boy (1945) "is a Bildungsroman by Richard Wright, and his eventual move to Chicago, where he establishes his writing career and becomes involved with the Communist Party...
    Black Boy (American Hunger) is a memoir of Richard Wright's childhood and young adulthood. It is split into two sections, "Southern Night" (concerning his childhood in the south) and "The Horror and the Glory" (concerning his early adult years in Chicago)."

    (Wikipedia)