THE SUMMER READ
“Manchild in the Promised Land” by Claude Brown.
“Published in 1965 and quickly rised to the best seller status, this novel echoes the author’s life of growing up poor and black in Harlem.
Considered dark and violent by some, I like to see the humour and the mastery with which he re-captures the language and the mind of the 1950s
Harlemite youth. Sadly Brown never followed up the promises of this first opus.”