Sunday, 6 November 2011

Another Country

Reading James Baldwin's novel Another Country is edifying the hell out of me about race relations.  None of the (admittedly few) academic papers on race I've read have laid out what is going on as clearly or as deeply as Baldwin does, from the moment-by-moment alienation in friendly conversations to the huge sweep of social attitudes.  I'm not going to claim I understand the 'black experience' - I clearly don't - but at least I'm beginning to see how much I don't understand.

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