The Fire Next Time Analysis

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Being a minority and coming from a first generation immigrant family, it can be difficult to think about my future because of what I’ve grown up around. I acknowledge that i’m an intelligent woman, but my surroundings made achieving greater things feel strange, or like something I shouldn’t be striving for. In James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, the first letter My Dungeon Shook was aimed specifically for his nephew but is easily a message for people of color and really for anyone who is struggling with self doubt.

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