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Dark Days (Penguin Modern) Kindle Edition
|Length: 50 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||Language: English|
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- File size : 560 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 50 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B08971ZFF7
- Publisher : Penguin; 1st edition (30 July 2020)
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0241337542
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #35,640 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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James Baldwin, a black American lived through these conditions and had experienced the harsh brutality first hand. Through the 3 essays in the book he has narrated his experience, sometimes jokingly, but never does he shy away from point out the reality of racism.
If you have faced any kind of discrimination in your life, you must read this book. Although having racism as their base, these essays can be read as the starting point of a protest against any oppression or discrimination.
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The three articles are: Dark Days, 18 pages, first published in Esquire in 1980; The Price of the Ticket, 22 pages, from 1985; The White Man's Guilt, 10 pages, published in Ebony in 1965. Dark Days is an overview of his youth in Harlem. The title comes from a section about a contemporary visit to The South (contemporary when it was published in 1980). There he attended a trial in Birmingham, Alabama where the defendant was not legally, but openly acquitted. It concerned the bombing of a church 22 years before. The bomber received the minimum sentence of 10 years and was freed on bail. The Price of the Ticket describes his late teens and early twenties when he moved downtown to Greenwich Village. In it he says "The Irish middle passage . . . was as foul as my own, and as dishonourable on the part of those responsible for it. But the Irish became white when they got here and began rising in the world, whereas I became black and began sinking." The White Man's Guilt is a much earlier essay. It discusses how white America views Black America and vice versa.
This was my first time reading Baldwin’s work and I loved it. He has a writing style and voice which just hits you to your core and it’s really powerful.