Rampersad, Arnold
January 1991
Reader's Companion to American History;1991, p74
Information about the African-American novelist and social critic James Baldwin is presented. Baldwin's experience of racism and segregation in Harlem, Baldwin has driven him to Greenwich Village where he found somewhat more congenial racial climate and more opportunities for writing. His essays "Nobody Knows My Name" and "The Fire Next Time" have led to his recognition as a major American essayist and a leading critic of racism.


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