The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race (Jesmyn Ward)

"The legacy of black bodies as property and subsequently three-fifths human continues to pollute the white imagination. To inhabit our citizenry fully, we have to not only understand this, but also grasp it."

"The legacy of black bodies as property and subsequently three-fifths human continues to pollute the white imagination. To inhabit our citizenry fully, we have to not only understand this, but also grasp it."

U.S.A. / 2016

Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin’s 1963 The Fire Next Time, as a starting point for this collection of essays and poems on race from contributors including Jericho Brown, Edwidge Danticat, Kima Jones and Claudia Rankine.