Review: The fire next time

The Fire Next Time  Auteur: James Baldwin
Titel: The fire next time
Genre: Geschiedenis, Memoirs
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1963
ISBN: 9780679744726
Aantal bladzijden: 120
Gelezen: 16 – 19 mei 2015

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Timegalvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. 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. 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 our literature.
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