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The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race

by Jesmyn Ward, Editor,
The Florida Courier, August 12, 2016

Not long after George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, Jesmyn Ward – the author of the novels “Where the Line Bleeds’’ and “Salvage the Bones,’’ and a memoir, “Men We Reaped’’ – decided to enlist the writers of her generation to address the specters of race and history in America, as James Baldwin had with “The Fire Next Time’’ in 1963.


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