Ebook forums téléchargements gratuits The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race PDF PDB DOC

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race

by Jesmyn Ward

Editeur : Scribner
ISBN: 9781501126345
Broché: 288
Télécharger les formats: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Taille du fichier: 8 Mb
Date d'affichage: 2020-08-09
TÉLÉCHARGER

La description:

National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin’s 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time. In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, The Progressive magazine republished one of its most famous pieces: James Baldwin’s 1962 “Letter to My Nephew,” which was later published in his landmark book, The Fire Next Time. Addressing his fifteen-year-old namesake on the one hundredth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Baldwin wrote: “You know and I know, that the country is celebrating one hundred years of freedom one hundred years too soon.” Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward knows that Baldwin’s words ring as true as ever today. In response, she has gathered short essays, memoir, and a few essential poems to engage the question of race in the United States. And she has turned to some of her generation’s most original thinkers and writers—from Edwidge Danticat, Natasha Trethewey, and Isabel Wilkerson, to Roxane Gay, Jelani Cobb, and Kevin Young—to give voice to their concerns. The Fire This Time is divided into three parts that shine a light on the darkest corners of our history, wrestle with our current predicament, and envision a better future. Of the nineteen pieces, fifteen were written specifically for this volume. In the fifty-odd years since Baldwin’s essay was published, entire generations have dared everything and made significant progress. But the idea that we are living in the post-Civil Rights era, that we are a “post-racial” society is an inaccurate and harmful reflection of a truth the country must confront. Baldwin’s “fire next time” is now upon us, and it needs to be talked about.