Author: H.G. Wells
In the early years of the twentieth century, a young man decides to leave the racist south of the United States behind and head for Harlem, New York, a neighborhood where black men, like him, are glorified. There, he ends up knowing, however, a world very different from the one he imagined. Without a name, the protagonist is ignored by both racist whites and blacks considered “radicals”, who see only the scenario that surrounds him: he, in turn, is invisible. A classic of American literature, published in 1953, the book has become a metaphor for the situation of blacks in society.