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The Fire Next Time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2009

    Different

    Baldwin offers powerful insight into the two major movements of his time: Christian and Nation of Islam movements. He sorts out each of their respective problems. I liked the book because Baldwin took a creative approach to make an important point. The rhetorical delivery was excellent. Definitely a keeper.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2008

    Important Stuff

    I read this book when i was like, 14 or 15,so I really didn't get much of what he was saying.I'm sure what he implied about bringing an end to racism will someday happen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2008

    The Fire Next Time

    The book ¿The Fire Next Time¿ is an intensely personal book and an important historical document. The main conflict of this book is James Baldwin controversial view of the Black Muslim moment. Also the statement about the reality of being black in America. To defend oneself against a fear is simply to insure that one will, one day, be conquered by it: fears must be faced. All I really remember is the pain, the unspeakable pain, it was as though I was yelling up to heaven and heaven would not hear me. What I liked about the book ¿The Fire Next Time¿ was how black people in America have been through a lot of things and they keep living. What I didn¿t like about the book was how white people used foul language towards the blacks. I would recommend this book. I would recommend this book because it shows good information about the blacks in America. If you like books about the blacks go on with there life you should read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2004

    This book was confusing

    This book showed very important views of racism but it was extremely boring it had no story line it was like he was just talkin and talkin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2002

    The truth

    I loved this book! Every word, and every page of this book drives a new belief about the turth of racism and how it applies to both white and blacks. It's more of a paradox.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2001

    The Heated Truth within Bladwin's THE FIRE NEXT TIME

    The Fire Next Time is composed of two essays written by Baldwin. Each essay stresses that love is the only power strong enough to unite blacks and whites. The first essay is written to his nephew whose name happens to be James and the second essay appears to be something that Baldwin may have written in order to free his mind of Christian and racial burdens. In the second essay, Baldwin analyzes the effects of religious practices on seperating the races. This book is a must read. Each page will lead you into a deeper realm of 'self.'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2000

    Baldwin's Best Work

    James Baldwin wrote The Fire Next Time as an intensely personal experience of a specific period in American history. However, the clarity of thought and language translates to any age and any race. The Fire Next Time is an American classic on the order of Self-Reliance.

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