The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race

Author: Jesmyn Ward
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  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • : March 2018
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 24.99
  • : April 2018
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEREdited by two-time National Book Award winner and Women's Prize shortlisted-author Jesmyn Ward, a timely and groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race in AmericaIn this bestselling collection of essays and poems, Jesmyn Ward gathers a new generation of writers and thinkers to speak on race. From Claudia Rankine to Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, Kiese Laymon to Carol Anderson, these voices shine a light on the darkest corners of American history, wrestle with the struggles the country faces today and imagine a better future. Envisioned as a response to The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin's groundbreaking 1963 essay collection, The Fire This Time considers the black experience in modern America. Significant progress has been made in the fifty years since Baldwin's essays were published, but America is a long distance away from a post-racial society - a truth that must be confronted if the country is to continue to work towards change.Baldwin's 'fire next time' is now upon us, and it needs to be talked about. Sage, urgent and impassioned, this is an essential collection edited by one of America's greatest writers.

Author description

Jesmyn Ward received her MFA from the University of Michigan and is currently an associate professor of creative writing at Tulane University. She is the author of the novels Where the Line Bleeds and Salvage the Bones, which won the 2011 National Book Award and was a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. She is also the editor of the anthology The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race and the author of the memoir Men We Reaped, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Hurston/Wright Literary Award and won the Chicago Tribute Heartland Prize and the Media for a Just Society Award. @jesmimi