Coming of Age in Mississippi: The Classic Autobiography of Growing Up Poor and Black in the Rural South

Anne Moody (Author)
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Description

Written without a trace of sentimentality or apology, this is an unforgettable personal story -- the truth as a remarkable young woman named Anne Moody lived it. To read her book is to know what it is to have grown up black in Mississippi in the forties an fifties -- and to have survived with pride and courage intact.

In this now classic autobiography, she details the sights, smells, and suffering of growing up in a racist society and candidily reveals the soul of a black girl who had the courage to challenge it. The result is a touchstone work: an accurate, authoritative portrait of black family life in the rural South and a moving account of a woman's indomitable heart.

Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Dell
Publish Date
January 04, 1992
Pages
384
Dimensions
4.1 X 6.8 X 1.2 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Mass Market Paperbound
EAN/UPC
9780440314882

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About the Author

In addition to her autobiography, Coming of Age in Mississippi, Anne Moody was the author of Mr. Death: Four Stories. She died in 2015.

Reviews

"Simply one of the best, Anne Moody's autobiography is an eloquent, moving testimonial to . . . courage."--Chicago Tribune

"A history of our time, seen from the bottom up, through the eyes of someone who decided for herself that things had to be changed . . . a timely reminder that we cannot now relax."--Senator Edward Kennedy, The New York Times Book Review

"Something is new here . . . rural southern black life begins to speak. It hits the page like a natural force, crude and undeniable and, against all principles of beauty, beautiful."--The Nation

"Engrossing, sensitive, beautiful . . . so candid, so honest, and so touching, as to make it virtually impossible to put down."--San Francisco Sun-Reporter