native son

Origin of native son

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

Native Son

noun
  1. a novel (1940) by Richard Wright.
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Native Son

(1940) A novel by African-American author Richard Wright about a young black man whose life is destroyed by poverty and racism.

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