The Autobiography Of An Ex-Colored pdf
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912/1927) by James Weldon Johnson is the fictional account of a young biracial man, referred to only as the “Ex-Colored Man,” living in post-Reconstruction era America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He lives through a variety of experiences, including witnessing a lynching, that convinces him to “pass” as white to secure his safety and advancement, but he feels as if he has given up his dream of “glorifying” the black race by composing ragtime music.
The Autobiography Of An Ex-Colored Summary
The novel begins with a frame tale in which the unnamed narrator describes the narrative that follows as “the great secret of my life.” The narrator notes that he is taking a substantial risk by composing the narrative, but that it is one he feels compelled to record, regardless. The narrator also chooses to withhold the name of the small Georgia town where his narrative begins, as there are still living residents of the town who might be able to connect him to the narrative. Throughout the novel, the adult narrator from the frame interjects into the text to offer reflective commentary into the events of the narrative.
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Name Of the Novel: The Autobiography Of An Ex-Colored
Author: James Weldon Johnson
Country: United States
Genre: African American Novel
Publisher: Sherman, French, & Co.
Publication date: 1912
Book Type: pdf / ePub
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