Nathan McCall Writing Styles in Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America

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The book is written in first person with a view limited to that of McCall. Because this is largely an autobiographical work, the first person limited view is the only real option open to the author. It should be noted that the first-person account of a story such as the one McCall writes is often sanitized. For example, a person who writes about a life of crime may very well tone down the crimes or omit specific events altogether. It's also important for the reader to remember that the events and emotions described by McCall are presented entirely from his point of view, meaning others involved may have given a different account of the events. McCall seems to hold back little, but it's left to the reader to determine the depth of the truth and to decide whether it's likely that McCall was completely honest.

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