He is dark-skinned with a flat nose and curly hair. It makes many people believe he is a Negro and he spends much of his early life fighting people's prejudices.
Thoughts of her helped Piri through the days of his prison sentence. Once out of prison, he continues to think of her but the one time the two meet, it is merely uncomfortable.
This character announces she is pregnant and does not have a place to live. Piri has left the city and is planning to begin school but drops all that to return to Harlem.
Piri takes this child around the neighborhood and his friends offer their congratulations.
He does manual labor and seems to be trying to do the best he can for his family although he and his son have a strained relationship.
When he beats an old...
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