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Chester Himes Quotes: The Harlem of my books was never meant to be real; I never called it real; I just wanted to take it away from the white man if only in my books.
         

The Harlem of my books was never meant to be real; I never called it real; I just wanted to take it away from the white man if only in my books.


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American violence is public life, it's a public way of life, it became a form, a detective story form. So I should think that any number of black writers should go into the detective story form.



Democracy is not tolerance. Democracy is a prescribed way of life erected on the premise that all men are created equal.

Democracy is not tolerance. Democracy is a prescribed way of life erected on the premise that all men are created equal.



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I grew to manhood in the Ohio State Penitentiary.





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