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The Resource The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race, edited by Jesmyn Ward

The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race, edited by Jesmyn Ward

Label
The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race
Title
The fire this time
Title remainder
a new generation speaks about race
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jesmyn Ward
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In response to recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, National Book Award-winning writer Jesmyn Ward looked to James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time for comfort and counsel. In the essay 'My dungeon shook, ' Baldwin addresses his fifteen-year-old namesake on the one hundredth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. He writes: 'You know, and I know, that the country is celebrating one hundred years of freedom one hundred years too soon.' Jesmyn Ward knows that Baldwin's words ring as true as ever today, and she has turned to some of her generation's most original thinkers to write short essays, memoirs, and a few essential poems giving 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 attempt to envision a better future. Of the eighteen pieces, ten 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 'postracial' society--is a callous corruption of a truth that our nation must confront. Baldwin's 'fire next time' is now upon us, and it needs to be talked about."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.896/073
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.F526 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race, edited by Jesmyn Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The weight
  • by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah
  • Lonely in America
  • by Wendy S. Walters
  • Where do we go from here?
  • by Isabel Wilkerson
  • "The dear pledges of our love" : a defense of Phillis Wheatley's husband
  • by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
  • White rage
  • by Carol Anderson
  • The tradition
  • Cracking the code
  • by Jesmyn Ward
  • Part II:
  • Reckoning.
  • Queries of unrest
  • by Clint Smith
  • Blacker than thou
  • by Kevin Young
  • Da art of storytellin' (a prequel)
  • by Kiese Laymon
  • by Jericho Brown
  • Black and blue
  • by Garnette Cadogan
  • The condition of black life is one of mourning
  • by Claudia Rankine
  • Know your rights!
  • by Emily Raboteau
  • Composite pops
  • by Mitchell Jackson
  • Part III:
  • Jubilee.
  • Introduction
  • Theories of time and space
  • by Natasha Trethewey
  • This far : notes on love and revolution
  • by Daniel José Older
  • Message to my daughters
  • by Edwidge Danticat
  • by Jesmyn Ward
  • Part I:
  • Legacy.
  • Homegoing, AD
  • by Kima Jones
Control code
1659384
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 226 pages
Isbn
9781501126345
Lccn
2016005371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1659384
  • (Sirsi) 1659384
  • (OCoLC)934884556
Label
The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race, edited by Jesmyn Ward
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The weight
  • by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah
  • Lonely in America
  • by Wendy S. Walters
  • Where do we go from here?
  • by Isabel Wilkerson
  • "The dear pledges of our love" : a defense of Phillis Wheatley's husband
  • by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
  • White rage
  • by Carol Anderson
  • The tradition
  • Cracking the code
  • by Jesmyn Ward
  • Part II:
  • Reckoning.
  • Queries of unrest
  • by Clint Smith
  • Blacker than thou
  • by Kevin Young
  • Da art of storytellin' (a prequel)
  • by Kiese Laymon
  • by Jericho Brown
  • Black and blue
  • by Garnette Cadogan
  • The condition of black life is one of mourning
  • by Claudia Rankine
  • Know your rights!
  • by Emily Raboteau
  • Composite pops
  • by Mitchell Jackson
  • Part III:
  • Jubilee.
  • Introduction
  • Theories of time and space
  • by Natasha Trethewey
  • This far : notes on love and revolution
  • by Daniel José Older
  • Message to my daughters
  • by Edwidge Danticat
  • by Jesmyn Ward
  • Part I:
  • Legacy.
  • Homegoing, AD
  • by Kima Jones
Control code
1659384
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 226 pages
Isbn
9781501126345
Lccn
2016005371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1659384
  • (Sirsi) 1659384
  • (OCoLC)934884556

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