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When I discover who I am, I'll be free.,
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This review is from: Invisible Man (Paperback)
"Invisible man" can be described as a "layer book", that is, a book with many layers of meaning. At a first and simpler level, it's the story of an unnamed 20 year-old black boy expelled from his college in the South and forced to find his way in the North, in a period when the difference between these two areas of the States was extremely tangible (and sometimes shocking) for coloured people. At a deeper and metaphorical level, it's a journey from illusion to disillusion, from boyhood to adulthood, from innocence to consciousness. It's not a simple book at all, almost hallucinative in some part, and I suppose that, according to your culture and previuos readings, you can be able to find out many more levels of interpretations than the ones I found. But it's definetely an intriguing reading, never predictable, and with a few ideas which are universally shareable.