Run man run, the life of Chester Himes / by Michel Fabre and Edward Margolies. [199-?]
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Michel and Genevieve Fabre founded the Center for Afro-American Studies at the University of Paris, and have been leading scholars of African American culture in France. Michel Fabre is the foremost biographer of Richard Wright, and intimately fimiliar with the Wright family and with African American artists, writers, and musicians throughout Europe. Genevieve Fabre is a scholar of African-American theater and literature, and co-chaired the first Harvard University Du Bois Institute Working Grou...
Chester Bomar Himes was born in Jefferson City, Missouri on July 29, 1909 to Estelle Bomar Himes and Joseph Sandy Himes. In 1926 he enrolled at Ohio State University to study medicine, but was expelled in 1928 and shortly afterward was arrested, convicted for armed robbery, and sentenced to a twenty-five year term in prison. Himes served only part of that sentence, from 1928 to 1936, at the Ohio State Penetentiary in Columbus, during which time he became a published and somewhat well-known write...