‘The Fire Next Time’ by James Baldwin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, ‘The Fire Next Time’ galvanised America and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement.

In a collection of letters, Baldwin’s powerful and provocative text evokes his early life in Harlem and examines the consequences of racial injustice.

Written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, ‘The Fire Next Time’ exhorts Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism.

Described 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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