LESSON 1 OH! PUBLIC PERFORMANCE. AUTHOR – RICHARD WRIGHT . Richard Nathaniel Wright. African-American writer Born -September 4, 1908 - Roxie, Mississippi Died - November 28, 1960 (aged 52) –Paris Occupation - Novelist , poet, essayist, short story writer
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OH! PUBLIC PERFORMANCE
Born -September 4, 1908 - Roxie, Mississippi
Died - November 28, 1960 (aged 52) –Paris
Occupation - Novelist , poet, essayist, short story writer
Nationality -United States
Genres -Drama, Fiction, Non-fiction
Notable work(s) - Uncle Tom's Children, Native Son, Black Boy, The Outsider
Main theme – Racial Discrimination
Oh! Public Performance
- Richard Wright
Richard was a shy boy.
And he was new to the class.
The teacher asked him to
write his name and address
on the black board.
He went to the board.
But he could not write
Richard was feeling very nervous.
His hands and legs were shivering.
He felt that his muscles froze.
He could not remember anything.
His mind was blank.
His classmates laughed at him.
Richard felt more nervous.
The teacher encouraged Richard.
She asked his name. He answered.
She asked him to spell it. He did.
But when she asked him to write he was again nervous.
Richard went back to his seat.
He could hear the boys and girls laughing at him.
He felt very bad and angry.