A Lesson Before Dying By Ernest J. Gaines Pdf eBook is based on the real-life story of Willie Francis, a young black American known for surviving a failed execution by a failed electrocution during 1945 and 1947 in Louisiana.
This book won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
In the late 1940s, a young black man was accused and convicted of murder for committing a shoot-out in a liquor store, killing three men. As the only survivor of a crime that happened unconsciously, Jefferson was sentenced to the capital punishment of death.
The book presents a perspective on the situation of African Americans in the South after the second world war and just before the American Civil Rights Movement.
It presents the Jim Crow’s American South through the eyes of an African American teacher who usually feels weak and estranged from his own country.
Grant is the only educated black man in the neighbourhood and the only member of the black community who might become free of open oppression.
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|Author||Ernest J. Gaines|
|Publisher||Knopf Publishing Group|
|Pdf File Size||833 Kb|