I am Not Your Negro

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In June 1979, the writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin embarked on a project to tell the story of America through the lives of three of his murdered friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. He died before it could be completed. Now ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ imagines the book Baldwin never wrote, using his original words to create a radical, powerful and poetic work on race in the United States – then, and today.

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The New York Times bestseller based on the Oscar nominated documentary film

In June 1979, the writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin embarked on a project to tell the story of America through the lives of three of his murdered friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. He died before it could be completed. In his documentary film, I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck imagines the book Baldwin never wrote, using his original words to create a radical, powerful and poetic work on race in the United States – then, and today.

‘Thrilling . . . A portrait of one man’s confrontation with a country that, murder by murder, as he once put it, “devastated my universe”‘ The New York Times

‘Baldwin’s voice speaks even more powerfully today . . . the prose-poet of our injustice and inhumanity . . . The times have caught up with his scalding eloquence’ Variety

‘A cinematic séance . . . One of the best movies about the civil rights era ever made’ Guardian

I Am Not Your Negro turns James Baldwin into a prophet’ Rolling Stone

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Weight 0.13 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

xxi, 118

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

323.11960730904 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K