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Book Discussion: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Book Discussion: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

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Join SURJ San Mateo to discuss the book The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

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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, this book is an intensely personal and provocative document from the iconic author of If Beale Street Could Talk and Go Tell It on the Mountain. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as "sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle...all presented in searing, brilliant prose," The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of literature. (Source: Amazon)

Join fellow SURJers in discussing James Baldwin's classic, The Fire Next Time, which galvanized the nation when it was first published in 1963 and has remained a classic ever since.

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