James Baldwin Quote

Given the conditions in this country to be a black writer was impossible.... My father didn't think it was possible — he thought I'd get killed, get murdered. He said I was contesting the white man's definitions, which was quite right.


Paris Review (1984)

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Given the conditions in this country to be a black writer was impossible.... My father didn't think it was possible — he thought I'd get killed,...

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Given the conditions in this country to be a black writer was impossible.... My father didn't think it was possible — he thought I'd get killed,...

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Given the conditions in this country to be a black writer was impossible.... My father didn't think it was possible — he thought I'd get killed,...

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Given the conditions in this country to be a black writer was impossible.... My father didn't think it was possible — he thought I'd get killed,...