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0140182756
The fire next time
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Author: Baldwin, James
Publication year: 1990
Media class: Paperback
Genre: African Americans Black Muslims
Classification: 814.54
Publisher: Penguin Books, 1990
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780140182750
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Originally published: New York: Dial, 1963
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Total no. of loans: 1
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In only 100 or so pages, James Baldwin absolutely blew me away. I deeply felt his themes of love and anger- not as opposites, but complementing each other- and there were certain descriptions, especially when he remembers his first experience in the church at the beginning of Down at the Cross, that I physically felt in my body. It was also fascinating to compare what Baldwin was writing in 1963 with the voices of racial liberation today- one thing I realised while reading The Fire Next Time was how much we owe to the wisdom of elders like Baldwin for the language and outlook we have today. This is a short, accessible but powerful and visceral read, and I would recommend it to people of any race or level of nonfiction reading experience.
21/01/22
Ash Mitcheson
Devon Libraries
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0141186372
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Year 2001
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New ed.] ; with an introduction by Colm Toibin
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
xii, 425p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Year 2001
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New ed.] ; with an introduction by Caryl Phillips
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
xi, 158p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
0141185910
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Year 2001
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New ed.] ; with an introduction by Andrew O'Hagan
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
xv, 256p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
P000195898
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Year 2007
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Electronic
1 online resource (149 p.) (ebook)
0141986670
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Year 2017
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Resource type: Physical
144 pages ; 20 cm
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