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by Kenneth T. Brown


I got Man child in the promised land as a gift for a picky friend. Although this book was written in the 1960s, it is, still, very relevant today. This book was recommended to me back in 1983 or 1984 when I was in the military. I bought it with a number of other books

I got Man child in the promised land as a gift for a picky friend. I bought it with a number of other books. It took me twenty years to read it.

Home Claude Brown Manchild in the Promised Land. Manchild in the Promised Land, . Sprung from the alley, a rare ca. s a survivor among the dying and the dead, Brown tells it like it was-and like it still is. -Nat Hentoff, Book Week.

Manchild in the Promised Land is a 1965 autobiographical novel written by Claude Brown. It chronicles the author's coming-of-age story amidst poverty and violence in Harlem during the 1940s and 1950s. Published at the height of the civil rights movement, the book reached far beyond the traditional literary world, drawing new attention to the lives of those living in urban environments.

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Claude Brown, whose 1965 book, ''Manchild in the Promised Land,'' chronicled his ascent from a harrowing childhood of violent crime and poverty in Harlem and became a classic of American literature, died on Feb. 2 in Manhattan. He was 64. The cause was a lung condition, said Laura Higgins, his companion. 'Manchild in the Promised Land'' quickly became a best seller, opening up a new world to mainstream audiences with its raw narrative of a boyhood spent among killers, drug addicts and prostitutes. Though not published as a memoir, it closely paralleled.

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Manchild in promised land book. He also wrote a book called The Children of Ham in 1976. Manchild in the Promised Land evolved from an article he published in Dissent magazine during his first year at college. He died in 2002 at the age of 64. Пользовательский отзыв - Wansheba T. - Overstock. Библиографические данные. Manchild in the Promised Land.

The book continues to resonate generations later, not only because of its fierce and dignified anger, not only because the . Claude Brown’s Manchild in the Promised Land has the power to transform lives.

The book continues to resonate generations later, not only because of its fierce and dignified anger, not only because the struggles of urban youth are as deeply felt today as they were in Brown’s time, but also because of its inspiring message. Now with an introduction by Nathan McCall, here is the story about the one who made it, the boy who kept landing on his feet and grew up to become a man. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

In Manchild in the Promised Land, Claude Brown reflects upon the differences and tensions between the ‘Civil .

In Manchild in the Promised Land, Claude Brown reflects upon the differences and tensions between the ‘Civil Rights’ and ‘Black Power’ approaches to the problems of Race in the U. S. of the 1950 s and early 1960 s. In your essay, describe and analyze what Brown has to say about these two movements

Interestingly enough, Manchild did not offer much direct help in this regard.

Interestingly enough, Manchild did not offer much direct help in this regard. Brown says repeatedly in the last chapters of the book that he does not really understand the Harlem of the present moment, that most of his former friends and accomplices are either dead or in jail, and that he has lost touch with such radicals as he knew. What the reader gets instead is a bildungsroman in which the narrator is educated by the streets of Harlem, various penal institutions, and the criminal life during the 1940s and 1950s.

With candor and passion Claude Brown records life in the Harlem ghetto as he experienced it
WinDImmortaL
A great book about Harlem and the dope (drugs were called dope before the beginning of "Political Correctness") plague and it's beginning in the 1950's. It describes how drugs decimated individuals, families and ultimately the community. It describes the difficulty of a young man growing up in NYC and being raised by parents who moved to NYC as adults from the South. It talks about how important it was for a black youth to be willing to fight. And later as an adult be willing to kill or die even if only because of a verbal insult. It is an excellent explanation about the definition of black manhood in the 1940's through the early 1960's. And one can grasp why now over 50 years later how worthless the value of ones life is in the ghetto. This is the papeback version it is abridged. I recommend the hardcover copy which is unabridged
Nayatol
I remember reading this when I was perhaps 10 or 12 years old. I don't think I really understood much of it, partly because I was a white, middle-class suburban kid trying to relate to Harlem, and partly because it had references to sex, drugs and crime that I just didn't get...didn't relate to at all. But it made a definite impact on me, to the point where I sought it out and re-read it...oh 40-45 years later. I still can't say I know Claude's world but I understand it more now than I did then.
Nejind
I have read this novel a few times. The first time I read it - it changed my life. So of course, I purchase this novel and advise many young people to read it. I think it should be required reading in high school and colleges.
Tamesya
Although this book was written in the 1960s, it is, still, very relevant today. This book was recommended to me back in 1983 or 1984 when I was in the military. I bought it with a number of other books. It took me twenty years to read it. I should have read it alot sooner; but, the rigors of life and the fact that a good many other books I bought kept pushing this one further back on the reading list. I grew up in the streets of NYC and saw his life being played out in a number of guys and gals I hung out with at that time. I didn't get caught up in the drug scene nor in the gangsta scene but, like the author, there was a lot going on outside the walls of the house to keep me outside nearly all day. Yeah this world was much newer for me then rather than now but I had to see what was going on within and without my neighborhood. As a parent looking at my kid, I know this world is new to them, which I can't shelter them from. As my kids look at me as their parent, they are constantly telling me to get out of their way. I want to see what is going out there. This only helps me to keep life real for them with a dose of non-reality here and there. Fortunately for Claude Brown, the street made him wise and through his book some of us can reminesce about those days and explain to others what urban life was like for us and how it made us what we are today. For others who have not experienced this urban lifestyle, take the book for what it is and re-evaluate your own experiences in hopes of passing on a reality check of your own life to your children.
Falya
This is a great book. I have read it several times and it never fails to entertain. It says thinly fictionalized but I believe it is a true story. It's hard to believe children ran wild like that back then.
Tygokasa
Brown leaves no stone unturned when it comes to his life in New York. The Howard University graduate covers the story of the first generation of Southerners (his parents) that left to New York-the "promised land" where they expected to enjoy equality and prosperity. Instead, they were forced to deal with overcrowded living spaces and violent ghettos. He paints a picture of his rugged coming of age with vivid recollections of how he gained his rep as a brawler, the friendships gained and lost due to drugs and violence, as well as his fight to escape the seemingly hopeless condition that Harlem was trapped in at the time. After surviving run-ins with the law, brutal fights and the ravages of drug abuse, one can only hope to have half the mental toughness that Brown had to rise above his circumstances.
Jek
Manchild In The Promised Land is, unlike Tookie's diatribe, the real deal.

A facinating insight into the lifestyle and politics that dumped so many of our minority communities into a civil rights wasteland of tragedy, economic strangulation, academic failure and political correctness.

A classic that deserves to be on every young person's reading list. It is a message that has meaning in Beverly Hills and in the Bronx.

The author is one of the very few who can write the story in the first person, but, with the enhanced vision of someone who has risen above the narrow confines of his neighborhood to experience the best of American education.

What is especially refreshing within this tragedy is that the author is content to tell the story without seeking to shakedown your pocketbook or heart. The net effect is of course to create a much deeper sadness for those who experience the "inner city".

For those on the inside it gives a glimpse of the exerience of someone who breaks free, but whose heart remains attached. For those who have never experienced streets where people avoid eye contact and yet are always alert for the next threat and the elderly and infirmed only venture out in the middle of the day this is the painful, tragic reality.
This is my second time reading it and it is just as relevant today as it was in the 50's. I read this when I was 14 years old and it is still riveting.
Manchild in the Promised Land ebook
Author:
Kenneth T. Brown
Category:
Social Sciences
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Publisher:
Scribner (September 1, 1990)
Pages:
416 pages
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4.5
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