The Fire Next Time

The Fire Next Time

eBook - 1963
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Publisher: New York, Dial Press, 1963
Characteristics: 120 p. 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.

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.

Aug 31, 2015

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

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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