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Ernest Gaines (Author)

“Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?” 

– Ernest Gaines (A Lesson Before Dying)

Ernest James Gaines is an African-American author whose works have been taught in college classrooms and translated into many languages. These are the beliefs Gaines had that led to the fundamental purpose of writing A Lesson Before Dying. Gaines wanted to make a character that questioned the status quo. Who wanted to change things, just unsure how to go about it.

Post Added: 1993-06-15

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