Anti-Racism Book Group – January Book

Go Tell It On The Mountain - Baldwin book cover photoGo Tell It On The Mountain – James Baldwin (1953)

Online discussion – January 11, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Registration required (see below)

“Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin’s first major work, a semi-autobiographical novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy’s discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Baldwin’s rendering of his protagonist’s spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.” – Goodreads

Baldwin’s preacher stepfather, who was the only father he knew, died of tuberculosis in a mental hospital in 1943.

Sponsored by the Social Action Committee: This novel will be a change from the books we’ve been reading, opening an exploration of race and culture though literature.

WE WILL MEET FOR ONE SESSION ONLY.

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