Ann Petry's Short Story "Like a Winding Sheet" In Ann Petry's 1945 short story "Like a Winding Sheet,". Johnson is a black male struggling with racism and societal pressures. Johnson faces many challenges. As one reads, one cannot help but feel his anger, frustration and tenseness.A winding sheet is a type of shroud that is wrapped around a dead body. Here, it's as though the racists he's encountered have actually tried to kill a part of him, and now that part fights against... Ann Petry Ann Petry (October 12, 1908 – April 28, 1997) was an American novelist who became the first black woman writer with book sales topping a million copies for her novel The Street.
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