The Resource The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race, edited by Jesmyn Ward., (electronic resource)

The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race, edited by Jesmyn Ward., (electronic resource)

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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.
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 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 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 "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. Contributors include Carol Anderson, Jericho Brown, Garnette Cadogan, Edwidge Danticat, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, Mitchell S. Jackson, Honoree Jeffers, Kima Jones, Kiese Laymon, Daniel Jose Older, Emily Raboteau, Claudia Rankine, Clint Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Wendy
  • S. Walters, Isabel Wilkerson, and Kevin Young"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TOH
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
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ward, Jesmyn
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United States
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The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race, edited by Jesmyn Ward., (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Tradition / by Jericho Brown -- Introduction / by Jesmyn Ward -- Part I: Legacy -- Homegoing, AD / by Kima Jones -- The Weight / by Rachel 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 / Honoree Jeffers -- White Rage / by Carol Anderson -- 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 -- 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 -- Theories of Time and Space / by Natasha Trethewey -- Love in the Time of Contradiction / by Daniel Jose Older -- Message to My Daughters / by Edwidge Danticat
Control code
ocn954572770
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501126369
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B92FBA7B-40D4-42F4-AF05-AF5AF7AB00D2
System control number
(OCoLC)954572770
Label
The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race, edited by Jesmyn Ward., (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Tradition / by Jericho Brown -- Introduction / by Jesmyn Ward -- Part I: Legacy -- Homegoing, AD / by Kima Jones -- The Weight / by Rachel 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 / Honoree Jeffers -- White Rage / by Carol Anderson -- 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 -- 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 -- Theories of Time and Space / by Natasha Trethewey -- Love in the Time of Contradiction / by Daniel Jose Older -- Message to My Daughters / by Edwidge Danticat
Control code
ocn954572770
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501126369
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B92FBA7B-40D4-42F4-AF05-AF5AF7AB00D2
System control number
(OCoLC)954572770

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