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Black Like Me Paperback – 1964

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  • Paperback: 189 pages
  • Publisher: Panther Books (1964)
  • ASIN: B002QJ9HFM
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 10.6 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,293,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Consumer A VINE VOICE on 23 Nov. 2013
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. This is so well written . This story took the news headlines in its time. A true story of John Howard Griffin who decided to see what it really was like to live as a black man with the prejudices and limitations afforded in 1959 in America. Griffin was carefully monitored with drugs and other treatments to turn his skin colour. He was very aware that the treatment given could he harmful however he was determined to see what daily life was like for black people. This was at a time of segregation and you cannot but admire Griffin for going through and recording his findings. But this reads like a thriller . It should be read by all. It highlights how a segregated community become joined in their struggle and how one can only really understand the situation of innate alienation of people of different colour. Only by changing his colour which gave him no voice and little choice did he understand the ghetto life. In this Edition Robert Banazzi wrote a chapter entitled ' Afterword' in 2009. It deals with Howard Griffin's life leading up to 1959. An incredible life.
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Book arrived quickly and is is very good condition for it's age 26 Jun. 2015
By Candy L. Griffin - Published on
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Book arrived quickly and is is very good condition for it's age. "Black Like Me" is a contemporary topic once again due to the Dolezol issue that came up recently. Who knows, maybe she read this book too. It is a chronical of a young white man who decides to dress and darken his skin and hair to appear to be a black man. He writes extensively of his experiences and this book was considered "one of the deepest, most penetrating documents yet set down on the racial question." Originally published in 1960, this book is timely once again as we all must examine the issues of race and racial identity.
good documentary 10 April 2014
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i found the book thought provoking and informative. Author depiction of events seemed plausible and relevant to past and present times
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