Everything you need to understand or teach The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward.
The Fire This Time is a collection of seventeen essays and poems about race in the United States, edited and compiled by Jesmyn Ward. The essays specifically focus on themes of anti-black racism, the legacy of blacks in the United States, black humanity, love, grief, and revolution. Each essay is person and told in the first-person, though some present as more academic. The essays and poems are written by black writers, except for one essay which is written by a Latino man. This collection of essays includes themes such as history, ancestry, institutional racism, and black grief.