The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin

106 pages first pub 1963 (editions)

nonfiction essays history race challenging informative reflective medium-paced


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 84%
informative 63%
challenging 60%
inspiring 39%
emotional 38%
hopeful 20%
sad 12%
dark 8%
tense 7%


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fast 26%
slow 23%

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