Black Power: Three Books from Exile: Black Power; The Color Curtain; and White Man, Listen!

Black Power: Three Books from Exile: Black Power; The Color Curtain; and White Man, Listen!

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Three extraordinary nonfiction works by Richard Wright, one of America's premier literary giants of the twentieth entry, together in one volume for the first time, with an introduction by Cornel West.

Originally published in 1954, Richard Wright's Black Power is an impassioned chronicle of the author's trip to Africa's Gold Coast before it became the free nation of Ghana. It speaks eloquently of empowerment and possibility, and resonates loudly to this day.

Also included in this omnibus edition are White Man, Listen!, a stirring collection of Wright's essays on race, politics, and other essential social concerns, and The Color Curtain, an indispensable work urging the removal of the color barrier. It remains one of the key commentaries on the question of race in the modern era.

  • Paperback: 864 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics (February 5, 2008)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061449451