The Fire Next Time

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James Baldwin's book The fire Next Time opens up an entirely new world to most readers. It opens the reader to the harsh world of a black boy growing into a man in the poor city slums and all of the issues that a black man has to face. This book does more for the reader than any article published about the black's living in the poor cities in terms of exposure for the reader. …

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…held back in some of the teaching by not being as crude in their description but Baldwin did not. At points I wish that he wasn't so graphic in his descriptions but looking back on the book as a whole it was a much better book then if he had left things out. After getting through this book you really understand what the black man had to go through to just survive in this world.