The Fire Next Time Summary
James Baldwin

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The Fire Next Time Overview

The Fire Next Time is a book by African American novelist, essayist, playwright, and poet James Baldwin. The book is comprised of two essays, originally published in The Progressive and The New Yorker, entitled "My Dungeon Shook: Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation," and "Down At The Cross: Letter from a Region of My Mind." These essays examine the role of race in American history, the relationships between race and religion, and the differences between Christianity and the Nation of Islam.

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