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James Baldwin's Nobody Knows My Name records the last months of this famed American writer's 10-year self-exile in Europe, his return to America and to Harlem, and his first trip south at the time of the school integration battles. It contains Baldwin's controversial and intimate profiles of Norman Mailer, Richard Wright, and Ingmar Bergman. And it explores such varied themes as the relations between blacks and whites, the role of blacks in America and in Europe, and the question of sexual identity.

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Excellent on all counts!

I am writing my doctoral thesis on James Baldwin. Having these essays on audible.com is truly a beautiful gift! Baldwin is needed now more than ever!

Stephen York
Maine

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greatly entertaining and smart!!

Mr. Baldwin did not dissapoint in the biography, I find it greatly entertaining, well organizied, smart and done it with great taste. This audio book will not dissapoint in the slighter because even though it was written in the 1950s the subject matter still relevant today. It open a window to the life of black americans view from inside out and backward

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amazing ! all around story telling, and humor is

humourous throughout, but his story telling keeps you engaged, remarkable work, puts me in awe, I'm ready for the next work

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More Notes of a Native Son

Baldwin at his best, beautifully read. James Baldwin’s essays are essential reading for any critically conscious American reader. These readings are clear, engaging, and a pleasure to listen to.

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Reflection and Destruction of Whiteness

Baldwin reflects on the destruction cause by the history of slavery and how it permeated the cultures throughout the world. He note the various transitions and transgressions nations have endured to perpetuate the myth of black inferiority. He notes the mental, and physical harm that coincides with false ideologies and how it contaminates the victims and the perpetrators. Baldwin is talking about the beginning of the Great Migration to the beginnings of the Civil Rights Movement. What is hunting is so much of what he is talking about is still prevalent today.

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enlightening

this is my second time and more knowledge was gain as adult, compared to when I read it as a teen.