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James Baldwin: A Biography

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"James Baldwin: A Biography" delves into the life of one of the most profound voices in American literature and social justice, James Baldwin. Published on February 24, 2015, this comprehensive biography by David Leeming offers an intimate exploration of Baldwin's multifaceted identity as a gay, African American writer and activist. Born into the harsh realities of Harlem and finding his voice in the freedoms of Paris, Baldwin returned to America to fervently participate in the Civil Rights movement, challenging the country's narrative on race and sexuality. Through his critically acclaimed works and outspoken activism, he fearlessly tackled issues of racial justice and gender equality, becoming a pivotal figure in these ongoing battles. Leeming's narrative not only recounts Baldwin's interactions with famous contemporaries like Marlon Brando and Lorraine Hansberry but also paints a vivid picture of his internal struggles and triumphs. This biography is an essential read for those in adult education, providing deep insights into Baldwin's relentless pursuit to "end the racial nightmare and achieve our country," making it a timeless beacon for discussions on equality and human rights.
Published by Arcade on February 24, 2015
464 pages
ISBN: 9781628724387
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