Tag Archives: James Baldwin

Stranger on the Seine

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Normally my being black makes my being American complicated, but in Paris I found myself perhaps saved by my nationality, by a particular foreignness, with my blackness possibly somewhat overlooked.

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Normal, IL movie theater

“There will be people who’ll cross the street to avoid you because you’re black,” my mother would tell me when I was younger, in every conversation or argument about race we ever had.

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The Inner Life and the Social World in the Work of James Baldwin

What unified Baldwin’s vision and made him unique were his great intelligence and his great passion; they informed, reflected, and expressed each other.

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