The Fire Next Time

The Fire Next Time

Book - 1993
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Contains a letter to Baldwin's nephew on the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Also describes his childhood, views on Black Muslims, and his visions.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1993
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
ISBN: 9780679744726
067974472X
Characteristics: 106 pages ; 21 cm

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JCLEmilyD May 23, 2017

In short, we, the black and the white, deeply need each other here if we are really to become a nation--if we are really, that is, to achieve our identity, our maturity, as men and women.

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shayshortt
Oct 06, 2016

You were born into a society which spelled out with brutal clarity, and in as many ways as possible, that you were a worthless human being. You were not expected to aspire to excellence: you were expected to make peace with mediocrity.

TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 05, 2016

...if the word integration means anything, this is what it means: that we, with love, shall force our brothers to see themselves as they are, to cease fleeing from reality and begin to change it.

TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 05, 2016

Color is not a human or a personal reality; it is a political reality.

ellensix May 06, 2016

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.

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KCLSjessreadsbooks Aug 02, 2016

Read this!

michellebroome2008 Oct 26, 2015

A beautifully written call to action to end racism... I wish I could have met Mr. Baldwin.

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mrjones7
Aug 31, 2015

True perspective of what it means to be Black in America. Not much has changed since Mr. Baldwin wrote this book.

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lukasevansherman
Dec 03, 2013

An urgent, incisive long essay that mixes autobiography with observations on race. Noteworthy is a meeting with Elijah Muhammad and a young Malcolm X.

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