If you have not read Baldwin… you have not read about real life! – @Efabulous1

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What we get today out of reading him is so much more than just eloquent and riveting writing; James Baldwin is also a history teacher. His fiction and nonfiction recount the stories and struggles of African Americans in the first half of the 20th century, and Giovanni’s Room stands as a landmark novel in its representation of homosexuality in a way that seems neither exploitative nor like a simple plot device. 

Introducing Flavorwire Author Club’s February Selection: James Baldwin