The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin



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Original Title The Fire Next Time

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The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin. Fourth impression of this UK edition from 1963 in VG condition. There is a previous owner inscription to the front endpage along with a small bookshop sticker. No other internal markings, pages clean, binding firm. The jacket has some scuffing and small closed tears. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About The Fire Next Time

‘A seminal meditation on race by one of our greatest writers’ Barack Obama

‘We, the black and the white, deeply need each other here if we are really to become a nation’

James Baldwin’s impassioned plea to ‘end the racial nightmare’ in America was a bestseller when it appeared in 1963, galvanising a nation and giving voice to the emerging civil rights movement. Told in the form of two intensely personal ‘letters’, The Fire Next Time is at once a powerful evocation of Baldwin’s early life in Harlem and an excoriating condemnation of the terrible legacy of racial injustice.

‘Sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle … all presented in searing, brilliant prose’ The New York Times Book Review

‘Baldwin writes with great passion … it reeks of truth, as the ghettoes of New York and London, Chicago and Manchester reek of our hypocrisy’ Sunday Times

‘The great poet-prophet of the civil rights movement … his seminal work’ Guardian

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