PODCAST: Manchild in the Promised Land
KAZI Book Review contributors Peggy Terry and Evelyn Martin joined me in a live interview July 27 to discuss MANCHILD IN THE PROMISED Land. Listen to the interview:
Published in 1965, MANCHILD IN THE PROMISED LAND is a semi-autobiographical novel widely regarded as one of the most realistic and poignant portrayals of everyday life for the first generations of African Americans who grew up in northern cities during the 1940s and 1950s. In it, Claude Brown chronicles his coming of age in Harlem with both fondness and sadness, lamenting the many in his neighborhood, including his younger brother, who fell victim to the persistent violence, poverty and alcohol and drug addiction that plagued the community. Claude Brown died in 2002.