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In The Fire Next Time James Baldwin starts the readers off with the summer of his fourteenth year. He then goes into detail about his fear of choosing a side in the future, which were slim either he was going to end up as a pimp, or in the church. Baldwin chose the church, as a way of feeling…

Another student from my African American Lit course hit the mark!

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How does Baldwin personalize history and the issue of black oppression in the United States? How is a book about race relations—or as Baldwin might say, “the Negro problem”-- published in 1963 relevant in its racial sensibilities? As “race” evolves in its meaning, how does this book continue to have a hold on our moral and literary imagination? →



(African American Literature blog prompt #1)

James Baldwin’s “The Fire Next Time” personalizes history and the issue of black oppression in the U.S., staring first, with announcing that the holiday in which he is writing it falls on the 100th anniversary of Emancipation, juxtapose to…

My student Francies hits the mark with this blog post!

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End of summer

End of summer

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Cherie Ann Turpin, September 2014

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"Speaking to Times Higher Education, Professor Warner said she feared that “a culture of obedience and deference” was taking hold within universities.

“People used to appreciate independent-mindedness and freedom of speech and advocacy of ideas,” she said. “People at large still value that, I think, and some parts of the world are in flames because of it.”

However, it was increasingly difficult for academics to criticise their institutions, she said, even after they leave their post, because of gagging orders put in place to prevent them from speaking openly.”

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Blood is a beautiful poem, sisters.

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