Oppression and Suppression of Black People in The Novels of Richard Wright

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Richard Wright is a major figure in Africana literature, philosophy, and politics in the twentieth century. Known as a novelist of ideas as well as a radical activist and world-renowned thinker, his works touched on a wide range of political issues and academic subjects. He was one of America's most prominent authors, having written both fiction and nonfiction. As a result of his efforts to eradicate the underlying causes of Western civilization's violent anti-Black racism, as well as the struggles of Black people for meaning and liberation in an absurd world, his ideas have influenced a number of subsequent generations of social and political activists and thinkers.

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