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Nobody Knows My Name by James     Baldwin
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Oct 28, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: auto-biography-memoir, literary-criticism

James Baldwin writes long Ciceroo-esque sentences about the injustices that African-Americans faced during and prior to the integration of African-American children into white schools. He ponders questions such as "what it means to be an American" and "what is a majority" but doesn't necessarily answer his questions. I enjoyed this piece of literary criticism becuase it was personal, well written and confronted authors such as Richard Wright and filmmaker Ingmar Berghan about their views without being condescending or coy. I took Baldwin seriously and enjoyed his wisdom thouroughly.

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