Monday, November 3, 2008

For the past 3 days I've been sick at home with the flu and I been doing nothin but sleep and read. During this time I got to  finish reading  a great book called Native Son written by Richard Wright in 1940. The book tells the brutal realities of racism and social injustice in the south side of Chicago in the 1930's, through the eyes of Bigger Thomas, a young black man  trying to find his way in a white world but gets caught in a downward spiral of murder violence and rape.  It is a must read. Soulja Boy should be the first to read it after making his comment last weeek about slave masters saying, "Shout out to the slave-masters! Without them we'd still be in Africa. We wouldn't be here to get this ice and tattoos!!"

It's a sad world B.

1 comment:

Labeless Illtelligence said...

Ha, I hadda read that for an African American Studies class when I was in school....Bigger Thomas, ill name, no?
Anyhow, you ever read "Things Fall Apart"? That was apart of said class's reading requirement as well....
Anyhow, I'm sick too, but I'm at work and need to find someway to feel better by Friday. Hope you feel better homey.