The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin

nonfiction essays history race challenging informative reflective slow-paced

128 pages | first published 1963


An official Oprah Winfrey's "The Books That Help Me Through" selection A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement--and still lights th...
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