Black Short Stories : A new generation considers being black in America

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,


    A new generation considers being black in America



    ... Novelist Jesmyn Ward edited this collection of essays and a few poems, which describes the sorrow and unease of being black in America in the time of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown and Sandra Bland, making it a natural companion to “Men We Reaped,” Ward’s memoir of five men close to her who died violent, untimely deaths.

    The new book’s title, of course, pays homage to James Baldwin’s 1963 classic “The Fire Next Time.” Ward and her fellow writers treat Baldwin as a revered old uncle: a voice of experience, a link to history and, occasionally, an elder to be argued with ...



    http://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/books/article100926402.html

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    “The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race.” Edited by Jesmyn Ward. Scribner. 240 pages. $25



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