The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin

nonfiction essays history race challenging informative reflective slow-paced

106 pages | first published 1963

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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 from the iconic author of If Beale Street Could T...
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reflective 83%
informative 63%
challenging 59%
emotional 40%
inspiring 40%
hopeful 20%
sad 12%
dark 8%
tense 6%


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slow 27%
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