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by Randall Kenan

  • Author: Randall Kenan
  • ISBN: 1933633247
  • ISBN13: 978-1933633244
  • ePub: 1256 kb | FB2: 1886 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Publisher: Melville House (June 28, 2007)
  • Pages: 149
  • Rating: 4.5/5
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James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time was one of the essential books of the sixties and one of the most galvanizing statements of the American civil rights movement.

James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time was one of the essential books of the sixties and one of the most galvanizing statements of the American civil rights movement

James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time was one of the essential books of the sixties, and one of the most galvanizing statements of the American . Randall continues to show how important dialog is amongst African-Americans. He is one of the great thinkers today. This book is a must read.

James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time was one of the essential books of the sixties, and one of the most galvanizing statements of the American civil rights.

Randall Kenan was born in Brooklyn, New York, but at only six weeks old he moved to a small town named Wallace . In 2007 Kenan published The Fire This Time, a book whose title was taken from James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time. It is a work of nonfiction.

Randall Kenan was born in Brooklyn, New York, but at only six weeks old he moved to a small town named Wallace where he lived with his grandparents.

The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute included Amy Bloom, Nikky Finney, Randall Kenan, and Kevin Young reading sections of James Baldwin's work as part of the Lannan Foundation's Literary Series live at the Lensic Theater. Thursday February 11, 2015. Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Randall Kenan (born March 12, 1963) is an American author of fiction and non-fiction. Raised in a rural community in North Carolina, Kenan has focused his fiction on what it means to be black and gay in the southern United States. Among his books is the collection of short stories Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, which was named a New York Times Notable Book in 1992 Biography. In 2007 Kenan published The Fire This Time, a book whose title was taken from James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time

The Fire This Time: Letter to the Bishop. A failed relationship left her with a child. By the time James was three, in 1927, she had wed a Baptist minister turned Pentecostal, David Baldwin, originally from Louisiana.

The Fire This Time: Letter to the Bishop. Forewords and afterwords. A Quarter-Century of Un-Americana. They would have eight children together. Their life in Harlem, at the height of the Great Depression, was a constant struggle.

Randall Kenan’s first novel, A Visitation of Spirits, was published by Grove . The Fire this Time, a work of nonfiction, was published in July 2007.

Randall Kenan’s first novel, A Visitation of Spirits, was published by Grove Press in 1989; and a collection of stories, Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, was published in 1992 by Harcourt, Brace. That collection was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was among The New York TimesNotable Books of 1992. He is also the author of a young adult biography of James Baldwin (1993), and wrote the text for Norman Mauskoff ’ s book of photographs, A Time Not Here: The Mississippi Delta (1997).

“Randall Kenan continues Baldwin’s legendary tradition of ‘telling it on the mountain.’”—San Francisco Chronicle

James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time was one of the essential books of the sixties, and one of the most galvanizing statements of the American civil rights movement. Now, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, with a new generation of Americans confronting what Baldwin called our “racial nightmare,” acclaimed writer Randall Kenan asks: How far have we come? Combining elements of memoir and commentary, Kenan’s critical eye ranges from his childhood to the present to observe that, while there have been dramatic advances, some old issues have combined with new ones to bedevil us: “Nigger” has become a hip usage; the African-Americans that have finally attained prominent political positions are, more often than not, arch-conservatives; the Christian and Muslim religions so central to the civil rights movement have become more intolerant, while the stirring spiritual music that inspired it has been replaced by an aggressive form of hip-hop. Starting with W. E. B. Du Bois and Martin Luther King, Jr., Kenan expands the discussion to include many of today’s most powerful personalities, such as Oprah Winfrey, O. J. Simpson, Clarence Thomas, Rodney King, Sean “Puffy” Combs, George Foreman, and Barack Obama.Published to mark the forty-fifth anniversary of James Baldwin’s epochal work, this homage by novelist, essayist, and Baldwin biographer Kenan is itself a piercing consideration of the times, and an impassioned call to transcend them.Randall Kenan is the author of the biography James Baldwin: American Writer, and the collection of oral histories Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the 21st Century, as well as the novel A Visitation of Spirits, and the short story collection Let the Dead Bury Their Dead. His work has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, the Sherwood Anderson Award, the John Dos Passos Award, the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and numerous other prizes. He teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Randall Kenan has written a classic. Using his deep erudition, years of travel around the country studying the state of African-American affairs, and using evocative illustrations from contemporary lives - both his own and those of others - he has written a timeless work that will deserve its own response 50 years from now. As the father of a young African-American son and daughter, I hope that one day my children will read Kenan's book with profit. If there are no pat answers, if the "take-home" message is subtle, it is because the state of race relations in America today is subtle. And while it is true that at times I had to read his long sentences twice over to make sure I got them all, I began to wonder mid-way while reading this book, "Is Kenan deliberately echoing Baldwin's style?" Randall Kenan is a linguistic chameleon - read his novel "A Visitation of Spirits" and the incredible short story collection "Let the Dead Bury Their Dead" where almost every story has a different style and voice. I had not read Baldwin in years, and sure enough, when Kenan reproduces an entire paragraph of Baldwin at the end of the book, I knew it: Randall Kenan is paying homage to Baldwin even in his style. I especially loved Randall Kenan's metaphor of the Raven for the next generation of African-Americans. What is it? You'll have to read the book to find it; it is too subtle. I'll only ruin it by trying to paraphrase it here. Suffice to say, I hope my children will be ravens. You go, Randall Kenan Raven!
Nejind
I think Kenan is one of the most exciting writers out there today. I can't wait to see him get the recognition he truly deserves. I think Balwin would be proud!
Dandr
Very good, but he can do better. Probably no American writer working has as much writing ability as Randall Kenan. This book could stand to be a hundred pages longer. He will tell you things you never knew about the Black perspective, and a point of view you never considered.
Gadar
Worth reading, but why can't MelvilleHouse proofread the text? It's not unlike reading a sophomore essay for the typos. Some of bell hooks' books and Zizek's suffer from this kind of presentation. Annoying.
Varshav
The only title by this name that I know of was written by Ramsey Clark about our unjust/corrupt invasion of the middle east right at the very beginning. He was our nations AG and was vilified as a "kook" or conspiracy theorist by the media/wealthy/military yet what he wrote was absolutely true as we've later concluded in hind sight. I gave this author 5 stars since this doesn't reflect on his ability or his work and find it to unfair to give a low score as a review of his work
Frlas
Randall continues to show how important dialog is amongst African-Americans. He is one of the great thinkers today. This book is a must read.
Bine
Reading Kenan's, The Fire This Time, was challenging in many ways. The first of which was the expectation to which the title alluded. I was thinking of a 21st century follow-up, re-check, update...to Baldwins, The Fire Next Time. Instead, I found myself in the midst of a Kenan memoir. I kept checking the book to make sure I ordered the right book. I finally did some minor research on Kenan, and discovered that he is an accomplished writer. However, The Fire This Time was all over the place and no where at the same time. The verbosity of the language, his voice and writing style were mismatched with the title and implied subject matter.
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