The Fire Next Time
In June, we started an Anti-Racist Reading Group within our Sister Pie community in an effort to join in conversation about racial inequity and support a local Black-owned business, Source Booksellers. Occasionally we might have extra copies for sale leftover from our bulk order, for sale via our website.
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
"A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, The Fire Next Time is an intensely personal and provacative document. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclammation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as 'sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle... all presented in searing, brilliant prose,' Baldwin's masterwork stands as a classic of our literature and as urgent today as when it was written."