Cover of: Nigger  | Dick Gregory

Nigger

An Autobiography

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Published by Pocket .
Written in English.

About the Book

Gregory told his story in an extremely honest way. It starts off almost in a reflective state, with him speaking to his mother in his own way. He moves on to talk about his childhood, which was unpleasant to say the least. How he, along with many other people who live under those conditions, survived it is a testament to itself. He had a lot of help along the way from friends, family, associates, and many others. Those people really believed in him, because all he could offer at that time was his word. He moves on to talk about the civil rights struggle, which took on a huge part of his life as he got older. Remember this book was written in his early 30s, and as much as he gave that time, his gives even more and his impact on the black community as a whole was much bigger as he got older and gained more wisdom. The book will make you laugh, maybe cry at times, but most of all, it will make you think.

First Sentence

It's a sad and beautiful feeling to walk home slow on Christmas Eve after you've been out hustling all day, shining shoes in the white taverns and going to the store for the neighbors and buying and stealing presents from the ten-cent store, and now it's dark and still along the street and your feet feel warm and sweaty inside your tennis sneakers even if the wind finds the holes in your mittens.

The Physical Object

Format Mass Market Paperback
Number of pages 224
Dimensions 6.6 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches
Weight 3.2 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library OL7663677M
Internet Archive niggerautobiogra00greg_0
ISBN 10 0671735608
ISBN 13 9780671735609
Library Thing 71266
Goodreads 178528

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