The Fire Next Time

Author: James Baldwin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804149720

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

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A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today. "Basically the finest essay I’ve ever read. . . . Baldwin refused to hold anyone’s hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He wrote beyond you.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates 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 centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as "sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle...all presented in searing, brilliant prose," The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of literature.

The fire next time

Author: James Baldwin

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Summary of James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time

Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 5

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 I write to you as a brother and a father. I have carried your father in my arms and on my shoulders, kissed and spanked him, and watched him learn to walk. I do not know if you have known anyone from that far back, but if you have loved anyone that long, you gain a strange perspective on time and human pain. #2 You were born in America, to parents who were not bitter. But your countrymen have caused you to be born under conditions not very far removed from those described by Charles Dickens in the London of more than a hundred years ago. You were born to be loved, and to strengthen you against the loveless world. #3 The limits of your ambition were predetermined as you were born into a society that made clear to you from an early age that you were inferior to white people. You were not expected to achieve excellence, but to make peace with mediocrity.

Nita Hawes’ Nightmare Blog Vol. 1: The Fire Next Time

Author: Rodney Barnes

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: 153432447X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

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From the universe of Eisner-nominated series KILLADELPHIA comes a terrifying new tie-in horror series by acclaimed Marvel writer RODNEY BARNES and fan-favorite SPAWN artist JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER. Untold evil lurks the streets of Baltimore as the demon Corson surfaces from the underworld to possess a man once wronged…and his vengeance will come at humanity’s despair! As gods and demons clash, humanity’s fate hangs in the balance! But paranormal investigator Nita Hawes—a woman with plenty of demons of her own—has set out on a quest to root out the evil from her city. Guided by the ghost of her dead brother, she must come to terms with her own past, lest she become a victim herself and join her brother in a state worse than death! Collects NITA HAWES’ NIGHTMARE BLOG #1-6

The Fire Next Door

Author: Ted Galen Carpenter

Publisher: Cato Institute

ISBN: 1937184552

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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Since the Mexican government initiated a military offensive against its country’s powerful drug cartels in December 2006, some 50,000 people have perished and the drugs continue to flow. In The Fire Next Door, Ted Galen Carpenter boldly conveys the growing horror overtaking Mexico and makes the case that the only effective strategy for the United States is to abandon its failed drug prohibition policy, thus depriving drug cartels of financial resources.

The Fire Next Time

Author: James Baldwin

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780613186391

Category: Social Science

Page: 106

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The powerful evocation of a childhood in Harlem that helped to galvanize the early days of the civil rights movement examines the deep consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic.

The Addison Gayle Jr. Reader

Author: Addison Gayle (Jr.)

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252076109

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 454

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This reader collects sixty of the personal essays, critical articles, and other seminal works of Addison Gayle Jr., one of the most influential figures in African American literary criticism and a key pioneer in the Black Arts/Black Aesthetic Movement. The volume contains selective essays that represent the range of Gayle's writing on such subjects as relationships between father and son, cultural nationalism, racism, black aesthetics, black criticism, and black literature. The collection, the first of its kind, includes definitive essays such as "Blueprint for Black Criticism," "The Harlem Renaissance: Toward a Black Aesthetic," and "Cultural Strangulation: Black Literature and the White Aesthetics."

African American Autobiographers

Author: Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313314094

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Chronicling the autobiographical tradition in African American literature from the 18th century to the present, this volume features 66 authors from Maya Angelou to Malcolm X. Alphabetized entries, written by expert contributors, include concise biographies, overviews of autobiographical works and themes, reviews of critical receptions, and bibliographies.

The Evidence of Things Not Said

Author: Katharine Lawrence Balfour,Lawrie Balfour

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801486982

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Examines the work of Baldwin with a view toward determining which of his ideas might still contribute to the debate about current racial issues, the persistence of racial disparities, and the popularity of color blindness.

Recovered Writers/recovered Texts

Author: Dolan Hubbard

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572334694

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 171

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Adopting an inclusive pan-American approach to black women's literature, Recovered Writers/Recovered Texts offers fresh readings of previously neglected works by black women writers from the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. In this radical reassessment, the contributors present the black woman writer in all her rich complexity by seeking affinities among writers across the Americas, thus moving away from a compartmentalized manner of studying black literature and toward a comprehensive examination of black American identities. Using a wide range of critical methods, the essays address marginalized yet significant works by writers such as Mary Prince, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Anna J. Cooper, Jessie Fauset, Ann Petry, and Virginia Bridis de Salas. The contributors -- including both established scholars and emerging ones -- engage issues of genre, gender, geopolitics, and diasporan aesthetics raised by the varied lives and works considered in this collection. The volume as a whole reveals the similarities among geographically diverse black women writers and documents a number of common artistic themes and concerns, including the writer's place within the community, the construction of black sexuality, and the representation of a self that is black and female. Through their historic recovery and critical reclamation of black texts, the essayists demonstrate how black feminist scholarship since the 1960s has both shaped and reconstructed the ongoing tradition of black woman's literature in the Americas. Recovered Writers/Recovered Texts acknowledges the central role black women have played in the production of American literary meaning and makes an importantcontribution by reassessing the ways in which African American literature can be understood and taught.