I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

Non-Fiction, History & Politics
Paperback Published on: 30/03/2017
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Synopsis

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

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141986678
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Weight: 130g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm

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I Am Not Your Negro
Powerful
While composing his documentary, I am Not Your Negro, filmmaker Raoul Peck went through James Baldwin’s published and unpublished written words, selecting ... READ MORE
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I Am Not Your Negro
I am not your negro
One of the best books I’ve read, great food for thought. Very powerful
Helen Wand