Manchild In the Promised Land Author:Claude Brown Claude Brown is a black mand who made it out of the ghetto, who pulled himself up from harlem, from the gang wars, the crime, the dope pushing to become a law student at one of America's leading universities. Manchild in the Promised Land is his story. it is one of the most extraordinary autobiographies of our time.
Wow...what an eye opening book. I knew that life in Harlem was tough but I think what shocked me the most was the age of Claude at the beginning of the story and the things he was doing at such a young age. Everyone should read this book to get a better understanding of the black man's struggle in this country.