2 Richard Wright Wright was the first major African American novelist in the twentieth century
3 Authorborn September 4th , 1908, near Natchez, Mississippi and he has one young brother.During his childhood , Richard suffered a lot because his father left them and his mother was ill.He married twice and has two daughters :Julia and Rachel 1949
4 Wright travels to many cities : Memphis : the city’s libraryChicago : began publishing his storiesNew York : he published his most famous novel, Native Son (1940), and memoir Black Boy (1945)
5 Paris : became part of Paris’s vibrant literary circle. London .Paris: where he died on November 28, 1960.
6 The Man Who Was Almost a Man "The Man Who Was Almost a Man" also known as "Almos' a man“.It is a short story and was published in 1961 as part of Wright's compilation Eight Men
7 Wright was a naturalism in his life &in his work as "The Man Who Was Almost a Man" The story is about a young boy's desire to have a gun in order to be a man.
8 Summary : Field Back to home and thinking about buying a gun Asks his mother to agreeStoreLack of confidenceAsks Joe to lend him the catalogHomeHis mother sees the catalog and tell him to back it tomorrow
9 Buyinga gunHe isn’t sure about using the gunHide it instead of giving to his motherFieldDave and the mule called jenny in the field.Dave shouts and hurts the mule .EndMr. Hawkins will take the money from Dave's salary each monthDave tries the gun for the last time but without closing his eyes .