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The novel tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, a black American youth living in utter poverty. Bigger lived in a poor area on Chicago's South Side in the 1930s. While not apologizing for Bigger's crimes...

The novel tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, a black American youth living in utter poverty. Bigger lived in a poor area on Chicago's South Side in the 1930s. While not apologizing for Bigger's crimes...

If you love Notes of a Native Son, you should read White Girls by Hilton Als. | 22 Books To Read Now, Based On Your Favorite Black Literature

22 Books To Read Now, Based On Your Favorite Black Literature

If you love Notes of a Native Son, you should read White Girls by Hilton Als. | 22 Books To Read Now, Based On Your Favorite Black Literature

“Violence is a personal necessity for the oppressed...It is not a strategy consciously devised. It is the deep, instinctive expression of a human being denied individuality.”

“Violence is a personal necessity for the oppressed...It is not a strategy consciously devised. It is the deep, instinctive expression of a human being denied individuality.”

Amazon.com: Notes of a Native Son (9780807006238): James Baldwin, Edward P. Jones: Books

Amazon.com: Notes of a Native Son (9780807006238): James Baldwin, Edward P. Jones: Books

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I could have chosen Baldwin's essay collections The Fire Next Time or  Notes of a Native Son; if his absolutely great short story "Sonny's Blues" were a stand-alone book, it would have been a shoo-in. In Giovanni's Room, published in 1956, Baldwin wrote gorgeously of a homosexual relationship in Paris, a book so far ahead of its time that America is still catching up to it. –LG   - Esquire.com

80 Books Every Person Should Read

I could have chosen Baldwin's essay collections The Fire Next Time or Notes of a Native Son; if his absolutely great short story "Sonny's Blues" were a stand-alone book, it would have been a shoo-in. In Giovanni's Room, published in 1956, Baldwin wrote gorgeously of a homosexual relationship in Paris, a book so far ahead of its time that America is still catching up to it. –LG - Esquire.com

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