James Baldwin

James Baldwin

Bill V. Mullen

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'A scrupulous biography' - Publishers Weekly

'Fresh, incisive, and uplifting' - Kirkus

In the first major biography of Baldwin in more than a decade, Bill V. Mullen celebrates the life of the great African-American writer who created some of the most important literary works of his time, including the novels Go Tell it on the Mountain and If Beale Street Could Talk.

As a lifelong anti-imperialist, black queer advocate, and feminist, James Baldwin was a passionate chronicler of the rise of the Civil Rights Movement, the US war against Vietnam, the Palestinian liberation struggle, and the rise of LGBTQ+ rights.

Here, Mullen pays homage to Baldwin's truly radical approach to his life, his writing, and his activism. Fighting towards what he hoped would be a post-racial society, Baldwin's philosophy was tragically ahead of its time, predicting what has become the new civil rights movement today.

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ISBN-13: 9780745338538

Number of pages: 336

Format: Paperback / softback Trade paperback (UK)

Imprint: Pluto Press

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