The Fire Next Time
At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document from the iconic author of If Beale Street Could Talk and Go Tell It on the Mountain. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centen...show more
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Beyond the overall messages, which are themselves very well communicated, there are so many brilliant gems in this short book. The letter at the beginning is wonderful, and a good introduction to the rest. Then there's a very autobiographical section which is interesting, but the second half of the book is my favorite portion. I didn't put it down until I was done and it was well worth rereading.
WONDERFUL! Everyone-White,Black, Latino, etc..- should read this book! This is my first time reading James Baldwin and I️ can say, though he is complex, he definitely speaks volumes-even in death! Loved this!
Required reading. If you don’t have this book, check your library. If your library doesn’t have a copy, badger them until they relent. I’ll never understand why James Baldwin isn’t mandatory reading for all American schoolchildren, like Shakespeare. I cannot articulate how profound this work is. 11/10 get your copy now.
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