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Black Like Me

John Howard Griffin

“Made me think more deeply about the reliability of testament based on who asks for it.”

Clare MacRory , Clontarf

Black Like Me, first published in 1961, is a non-fiction book by white journalist John Howard Griffin recounting his journey in the Deep South of the United States, at a time when African-Americans lived under racial segregation.


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