The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin

The Fire Next Time
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Country
United Kingdom
Published
25 January 1990
Pages
96
ISBN
9780140182750

The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin

‘We, the black and the white, deeply need each other here if we are really to become a nation’

James Baldwin’s impassioned plea to ‘end the racial nightmare’ in America was a bestseller when it appeared in 1963, galvanising a nation and giving voice to the emerging civil rights movement.

Told in the form of two intensely personal ‘letters’, The Fire Next Time is at once a powerful evocation of Baldwin’s early life in Harlem and an excoriating condemnation of the terrible legacy of racial injustice.

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