This novel of social protest chronicles the lives of the Youngblood family and their friends in Crossroads, Georgia, from the turn of the century to the Great Depression.
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John Oliver Killens (1916-1987) was born in Macon, Georgia. He wrote four novels, including And Then We Heard the Thunder, several screenplays, a biography of Denmark Vesey, and essays collected under the title Black Man’s Burden.Review:
Published originally on the heels of the Supreme Court's decision of 1954, Youngblood marked the beginning of a new era in African American literature, for it broke starkly with the Wright school and opened a path for those novelists, poets, and playwrights who comprised the Neo-Black Arts Movement―a movement that recognized John Oliver Killens as its spiritual father.(Toni Cade Bambara)
[Killens] has written a novel, timeless in evocations of the rights of humankind and unparalleled in its optimism concerning the human condition. Youngblood is a tremendous achievement.(Addison Gayle)
It has the power of the author's passion. The novel of social protest . . . justifies itself when it is as moving as Youngblood and deals with so gross an evil.(Granville Hicks New York Times)
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Book Description Univ of Georgia Pr, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110820306029
Book Description Univ of Georgia Pr. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0820306029 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0418243
Book Description Univ of Georgia Pr, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0820306029