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Dark Days (Penguin Modern) Paperback – 22 February 2018

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Born in Harlem in 1924, James Baldwin was a novelist, essayist, play­wright, poet, social critic, and the author of more than twenty books. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, appeared in 1953 to excellent reviews, and his essay col­lection The Fire Next Time was a bestseller that made him an influential figure in the civil rights movement. Baldwin spent many years in France, where he moved to escape the racism and homophobia of the United States. He died in 1987.

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  • Publisher : Penguin Classics (22 February 2018)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 64 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0241337542
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0241337547
  • Item Weight : 50 g
  • Dimensions : 11.1 x 16 cm
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5.0 out of 5 stars Baldwin and Racism in USA ~ An Eye-opener
By Arghya Chakraborty on 23 April 2019
From the back cover ~ "Drawing on Baldwin's own experience of prejudice in an America, violently divided by race, these searing essays blend the intensely personal with the political to envusage a better world." Racism is still one of the worst 'inventions' by mankind. With an inflated ego, boosted by a hollow sense of 'superiority', the white people have dominated the people of colour since forever. From literature to the actual living condition, the black people have been subjected to inhuman treatment, fueled by the myth of white supremacy.

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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