The Fire Next Time
The Fire Next Time

If you can honestly say that a book has never changed your life, then you haven't read The Fire Next Time. Said to have helped "galvanize" the Civil Rights movement, this powerful book beautifully, honestly, and, at times, heart-breakingly confronts the issue of race and racism in this country. Required reading for anyone interested in literature, critical race theory, and challenging the state!
—Recommended by Nik, City Lights Books

Also recommended by Paul, City Lights Books

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized 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.

Title The Fire Next Time
Author James Baldwin
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 01 December 1992
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 128 p.
ISBN-10 067974472X
ISBN-13 9780679744726
Publication Date 01 December 1992
Main content page count 128
Weight 16 oz.

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