In which way this story can be considered part of the autobiographical canon?
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I'm not sure which canon you are referring to. I can comment on his style though. Black boy is really fashioned after an autobiography. Instead of a smooth chronological narrative, we are given a choppy stream of conscience type of memoir. Richard is very colloquial, like he was telling his story to you over a bear in a pub. It is full of "one time I remember" and statements like that. THe narrative is really a series of stories linked together that the reader hopefully finds interesting with an intimate sort of tone.