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The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race

Author: Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: New York, New York : Scribner, 2017. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Scribner paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Essays
Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 9781501126345 1501126342 1501126350 9781501126352
OCLC Number: 962008600
Description: x, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: "The tradition" / Jericho Brown --
Introduction / Jesmyn Ward --
Homegoing, AD / Kima Jones --
The weight / Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah --
Lonely in America / Wendy S. Walters --
Where do we go from here? / Isabel Wilkerson --
"The dear pledges of our love": A defense of Phillis Wheatley's husband / Honorée Fanonne Jeffers --
White rage / Carol Anderson --
Cracking the code / Jesmyn Ward --
Queries of unrest / Clint Smith --
Blacker than thou / Kevin Young --
Da art of storytellin' (a prequel) / Kiese Laymon --
Black and blue / Garnette Cadogan --
The condition of black life is one of mourning / Claudia Rankine --
Know your rights! / Emily Raboteau --
Composite pops / Mitchell S. Jackson --
Theories of time and space / Natasha Trethewey --
This far: Notes on love and revolution / Daniel José Older --
Message to my daughters / Edwidge Danticat.
Responsibility: edited by Jesmyn Ward.

Abstract:

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.

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