C.C. Rider Reads: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

In my opinion, the greatest work of African-American fiction, and one of the greatest books of all time. Truly a miraculous exposition on what it means to be black in America. Opens with a spectacular account of our narrator listening to Louis Armstrong’s “What did I do to be so Black and Blue.” There’s even a cameo by “the Devil’s Son-in-Law,” bluesman and guitarist Peetie Wheatstraw. You won’t be the same after picking it up.

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