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The Fire This Time

(2016)
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National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping-off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time.

In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, The Progressive magazine republished one of its most famous pieces: James Baldwin's 1962 "Letter to My Nephew", which was later published in his landmark book, The Fire Next Time. Addressing his 15-year-old namesake on the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Baldwin wrote, "You know and I know that the country is celebrating 100 years of freedom 100 years too soon."

Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward knows that Baldwin's words ring as true as ever today. In response she has gathered short essays, memoir, and a few essential poems to engage the question of race in the United States. And she has turned to some of her generation's most original thinkers and writers to give voice to their concerns.



Used availability for Jesmyn Ward's The Fire This Time

Hardback Editions

April 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 1-4088-9257-X / 978-1-4088-9257-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Circus
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 1-5011-2634-2 / 978-1-5011-2634-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 1-4088-9258-8 / 978-1-4088-9258-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 1-4088-9679-6 / 978-1-4088-9679-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Circus
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June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 1-5011-2635-0 / 978-1-5011-2635-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Availability: Amazon   


August 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


August 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA