Manchild in the Promised Land is indeed one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time. This thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown’s childhood. In the person of Sonny, the book’s narrator, Claude Brown tells his own story of Claude Brown’s classic autobiography Manchild in the Promised Land is a. Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown – With more than two million copies in print, Manchild in the Promised Land is one of the most remarkable.

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The first cash register I ever rang was in a drugstore on Broadway.

Manchild In The Promised Land

Excellent book for young black males going through adolescence! Read as part of AP English. Miss Jamie was forever telling them to wait someplace until she cashed the check, that she would come back and buy some food.

I bet you a fat man he never throwed nobody else clothes out no window. brpwn

He was my next-door neighbor, and he rang my doorbell about 7: The one drawback that the nutbox had was school and teachers. Whenever I heard a strange voice, I usually made a detour.

I looked around the house until I came up with some Vaseline clzude pomade. The neighborhood prophets began making prophecies about my life-span. This thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown’s childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans raised in the Northern ghettos of the s and s.


I started going to night school… Most of the cats who were out there on the corners dealing stuff now were the newcomers.

I had never eaten shrimp, but nobody seemed to care, because they refused to cook it for me. She said that his left lung had been punctured, but he was doing fine now, and that Jesus was so-o-o good.

You see, Pimp, white people is all mean and promlsed. Brown doesn’t pull any punches, giving his own bad and good deeds freely, although never without thought later as to the why’s. An engaging and insighful read about a boy growing up and out of Harlem, though more out of the expected lifestyle than the neighborhood.

Brown has to share on the next page. It is only when Pimp gets arrested and put in jail that Claude has the freedom to escape and go to college to law school.

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I’ve seen some real small people actin’ like kids. Simple, fast reading; a these are are the events and this is how they happened kind of book. As I saw it in my childhood, most of the cats I swung with were more afraid of not fighting than they were of fighting.

Another policeman had come in and was struggling to manchils the crowd outside. But two weeks later, I was enrolled in another school in Harlem. We had all been to Mrs. I thought about Sugar, how nice she was, and how she was a real friend.


But I just sat there and looked right back at him. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover!

Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown

Also, I thought she looked crazy always pulling her bloomers up through her skirt. This was probably because my grandfather is more white than he is colored. Rogers had gone over to a man who was rolling on the floor, slobbering on himself, and babbling as if he were talking to the Lord. Well, when Mama came out of the operating room, Minnie was still out there with her fingers crossed and praying for it to be a girl.

Manchild in the Promised Land

I was staring at them and wondering why they were making so much fuss over one broken egg. Granger; Manchild in the Promised Land. When I got the drawer out far enough to get my hand in it, I would let the key up real slowly, grab a handful of bills from three slots, and push the drawer back in.