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  • Published: 15 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141986678
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $19.99
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I Am Not Your Negro


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Baldwin's last, unrealized project comes to life, using his original words to create a radical, powerful and poetic work on race in the United States.

To compose his stunning documentary film I Am Not Your Negro, acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck mined James Baldwin's published and unpublished oeuvre, selecting passages from his books, essays, letters, notes, and interviews that are every bit as incisive and pertinent now as they have ever been. Weaving these texts together, Peck brilliantly imagines the book that Baldwin never wrote. In his final years, Baldwin had envisioned a book about his three assassinated friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King. His deeply personal notes for the project have never been published before. Peck's film uses them to jump through time, juxtaposing Baldwin's private words with his public statements, in a blazing examination of the tragic history of race in America.

  • Pub date: 15 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141986678
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the Author

James Baldwin

Born in 1924 in New York City, James Baldwin published the 1953 novel Go Tell It on the Mountain, going on to garner acclaim for his insights on race, spirituality and humanity.
Other novels included Giovanni's Room, Another Country and Just Above My Head as well as essay works like Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time. Having lived in France, he died on December 1, 1987 in Saint-Paul de Vence.

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