The Fire This Time
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The Fire This Time


  • Author : Jesmyn Ward
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501126369


The Fire This Time Book Description :

A surprise New York Times bestseller, these groundbreaking essays and poems about race—collected by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward and written by the most important voices of her generation—are “thoughtful, searing, and at times, hopeful. The Fire This Time is vivid proof that words are important, because of their power to both cleanse and to clarify” (USA TODAY). In this bestselling, widely lauded collection, Jesmyn Ward gathers our most original thinkers and writers to speak on contemporary racism and race, including Carol Anderson, Jericho Brown, Edwidge Danticat, Kevin Young, Claudia Rankine, and Honoree Jeffers. “An absolutely indispensable anthology” (Booklist, starred review), The Fire This Time shines a light on the darkest corners of our history, wrestles with our current predicament, and imagines a better future. Envisioned as a response to The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin’s groundbreaking 1963 essay collection, these contemporary writers reflect on the past, present, and future of race in America. We’ve made significant progress in the fifty-odd years since Baldwin’s essays were published, but America is a long and painful distance away from a “post-racial society”—a truth we must confront if we are to continue to work towards change. Baldwin’s “fire next time” is now upon us, and it needs to be talked about; The Fire This Time “seeks to place the shock of our own times into historical context and, most importantly, to move these times forward” (Vogue).

Fire this Time

Fire this Time


  • Author : Gerald Horne
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 443
  • ISBN 10 : 0813916267


Fire this Time Book Description :

In August 1965 the predominantly black neighborhood of Watts in Los Angeles erupted in flames and violence following an incident of police brutality. This is the first comprehensive treatment of that uprising. Property losses reached hundreds of millions of dollars and the official death toll was thirty-four, but the political results were even more profound. The civil rights movement was placed on the defensive as the image of meek and angelic protestors in the South was replaced by the image of "rioting" blacks in the West. A "white backlash" ensued that led directly to Ronald Reagan's election as governor of California in 1966. In Fire This Time Horne delineates the central roles played by Ronald Reagan, Tom Bradley, Martin Luther King, Jr., Edmund G. Brown, and organizations such as the NAACP, Black Panthers, Nation of Islam, and gangs. He documents the role of the Cold War in the dismantling of legalized segregation, and he looks at the impact of race, region, class, gender, and age on postwar Los Angeles. All this he considers in light of world developments, particularly in Vietnam, the Soviet Union, China, and Africa.

The Fire this Time

The Fire this Time


  • Author : Ramsey Clark
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN 10 : 0965691683


The Fire this Time Book Description :

Based on research conducted in more than 20 countries as well as eyewitness accounts, this book refutes the misinformation disseminated by corporate media and government sources about U.S. involvement in Iraq. Descriptions of war-torn Iraq during and after Operation Desert Storm illustrate the effect war crimes and violations of international law had on the Iraqi people; updated material examines how the people are still being affected more than a decade later. Analysis of the second Bush administration's use of the September 11 events to justify a new war against Iraq is included, as are letters to President Bush and the media.

The Fire this Time

The Fire this Time


  • Author : Harry Justin Elam
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 595
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015059124472


The Fire this Time Book Description :

Major new African-American anthology of drama.

The Fire this Time

The Fire this Time


  • Author : Randall Kenan
  • Publisher : Melville House Pub
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015064990149


The Fire this Time Book Description :

The author of "Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century" brings James Baldwin's classic "The Fire Next Time" into the post-Katrina era in this meditation on race which asks: How far have we come?

The Fire This Time

The Fire This Time


  • Author : Vivien Labaton
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2009-06-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307484895


The Fire This Time Book Description :

Young feminists today are becoming activists on behalf of many causes beyond the classic—and indispensable--feminist ones of reproductive rights and equal pay for equal work. In The Fire This Time, Dawn Martin, one of four founders of The Third Wave Foundation--a multiracial, multi-issue, and multicultural activist organization--and Vivien Labaton, its first executive director, offer an exciting cross section of feminist voices that express new directions in activism, identity, and thought. Ayana Bird dissects the role of black women in hip-hop; Joshua Breitbart and Ana Noguiera demonstrate how Indimedia can break the hold of the corporate media over the news; and Jennifer Bleyer reviews the exhilarating power unleashed by the GirlZine movement. Anna Kirkland’s analysis of transsexual and transgendered people and the law is deeply thoughtful, and Shireen Lee's piece on women, technology, and feminism envisions empowering prospects for women.. Ranging from media and culture to politics and globalization, The Fire This Time is a call to new frontiers of activism, and helps reinvent feminism for a new generation. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Fire this Time

The Fire this Time


  • Author : Julian Aguon
  • Publisher : blue ocean press / ARI
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 9784902837117


The Fire this Time Book Description :

This compilation of essays chronicles the plight of the Chamorro people in the U.S. Territory of Guam. These essays provide a picture of how globalization, privatization, a non-representative democracy, the militarization of society, and consumerism threaten to both destroy the viability of communities and the sustainable values and cultures that bind them together.

Alfredo Jaar

Alfredo Jaar


  • Author : Alfredo Jaar
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015062855328


Alfredo Jaar Book Description :

Essays by Nancy Princenthal and Mary Jane Jacob.