[FULL] Audio Book: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin read by Jesse L. Martin January 15, 2020 100 By Kailee Schamberger The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin Narrated by Jesse Martin For James James, Luke James God gave no more rainbow sighs no more water CategoryArticles BlogTags#IAmNotYourNegro african american Afro-American America American audio audiobook Baldwin black black lives matter blm book civil rights critic cultural essay fire full gender james James Baldwin Literature More movement Not Your Negro open letter Race Social The Fire Next Time thepostarchive writer Writers 100 Comments It's Me, Abi says: April 24, 2017 at 1:25 am BM 25:25 Reply It's Me, Abi says: April 24, 2017 at 1:35 am BM 34:50 Reply It's Me, Abi says: April 24, 2017 at 1:56 am BM 47:40 Reply It's Me, Abi says: April 24, 2017 at 5:09 am BM 50:22 Reply Drell johnson says: May 3, 2017 at 8:27 pm BM 1:29 Reply Arthro92 says: May 18, 2017 at 8:53 am 1:50:03 Reply Luis & Julia Torres says: May 30, 2017 at 5:43 pm 1:02:40 "And it had been designed for the same purpose–namely, the sanctification of power." Reply Beti A. says: July 11, 2017 at 11:18 am what an interesting stream of consciousness. Reply Innocent Magaji says: July 12, 2017 at 11:56 am Now, I understand his philosophy. Reply winluv winluv says: July 27, 2017 at 8:16 pm Brilliant. Reply Wish I were witty says: August 9, 2017 at 2:04 am 58:35 Reply MsDee's Perspective says: August 20, 2017 at 9:12 pm Bookmark 06:05–08:50 Reply Jevaughn Ricketts says: August 23, 2017 at 5:45 am Where does the Letter from a region in my mind begins? Reply KamomilePea says: August 27, 2017 at 6:34 pm Down at the Cross starts at 12:00. Reply evelyn mendieta says: August 30, 2017 at 4:33 am 12:17:Letter From A Region In My Mind Reply Gustavo Mezcala says: September 27, 2017 at 7:15 pm Beautifully put. Reply p l says: September 27, 2017 at 11:14 pm Bm 1:13:12 Reply 37Dionysos says: September 28, 2017 at 12:49 pm THANKS. 9:20—"Try to imagine how you would feel if you woke up one morning to find the sun shining, and all the stars aflame." 1:59:15—"We are controlled here [in the US] by our confusion. Far more than we know. And the American Dream has therefore become something much more closely resembling a nightmare, on the private, domestic, and international levels." Just listen on from here as you look around today—54 goddam years ago. Reply Saraqa'al Yahudah says: October 15, 2017 at 2:22 pm Bookmark 58:41–59:13. Very powerful words that speaks to the hopelessness one feels once they realize that the doctrine of Christianity was not and will not bring one peace. Reply Aries One says: October 18, 2017 at 10:59 pm GOD BLESS YOU BROTHER MARTIN FOR NARRATING. GOD BLESS BROTHER JAMES BALDWIN AND MAY HE RIP. I HAVE ALL OF HIS BOOKS IN MY MANY BOXES OF BOOKS. Reply Mireya Diaz-Granados, Jr. says: October 19, 2017 at 12:40 pm Powerful. Reply Stephanie Crosby says: November 6, 2017 at 8:19 pm 33 who dislike need to be smack 🙁 Reply Stefani do Nascimento says: December 4, 2017 at 2:43 am genius Reply ERIC Anderson says: January 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm Wise words extremely well read , thank you . Reply Tgood Marshall says: February 1, 2018 at 9:20 am RIP Black God. Reply holtmankid says: February 3, 2018 at 7:50 pm 54:18 BM Reply Ty Johnson says: February 6, 2018 at 7:59 pm "The limits of your ambition were, thus, expected to be set forever. You were born into a society which spelled out with brutal clarity and, in as many ways as possible, that you were a worthless human being. You were not expected to aspire to excellence, you were expected to make peace with mediocrity." Wow. Just wow. Reply Kal OReilly says: February 26, 2018 at 10:12 pm Page 23 is at 23:28 Reply Kal OReilly says: February 26, 2018 at 10:36 pm Page 47 is at 59:13Sorry im adding all these time stamps its just helpful to me Reply Sam Marsh says: March 5, 2018 at 2:32 am 45:11 bookmark Reply aminkhalil says: March 13, 2018 at 4:48 pm taking notes 1:29:30 Reply Eleana Gonzalez says: March 13, 2018 at 6:48 pm 23:25 bookmark Reply 11ooDGKoo11 says: March 15, 2018 at 5:38 am Wow Reply Martin Clemente says: March 19, 2018 at 9:29 am BM 1:49:22 Reply Martin Clemente says: March 19, 2018 at 10:18 am BM 2:16:07 Reply Meeteelah Purmah says: March 26, 2018 at 5:05 am Phenomenal Reply Betsy Bartle says: March 27, 2018 at 7:42 pm Down at the Cross 12:03 Reply ayush says: March 29, 2018 at 4:11 pm 58:27 Reply Joshua Beckett says: April 18, 2018 at 11:24 am Thank you for this Reply No Boundaries Podcast says: May 9, 2018 at 7:50 pm BM 37:18 Reply solodiamante Forever says: May 17, 2018 at 1:46 am Profound Reply Darell Davie says: May 18, 2018 at 12:05 pm I Love You Man. Reply Jackie says: May 19, 2018 at 2:10 pm Bookmark 2:22:00 Reply Max Goof says: June 1, 2018 at 12:35 am 1:56:30 Reply Champion Up® with Adrian Starks says: June 2, 2018 at 10:21 pm Powerful! It is no wonder why he and Maya Angelou were such great friends. Reply SAPPHIRE DESCHANNEL says: June 6, 2018 at 2:15 pm rev 1 v 12 to 14 Reply Norrin Radd says: June 9, 2018 at 10:28 pm God is not black or white….he is not brown or yellow…he is supreme and we in our limited view to oppress or revenge or control or be controlled look up to him with the hope to get the reward we want or think we deserve and hope our enemies will be crushed by his heel…and he better not be a he if a she says otherwise…..we are so limited and think we invented love and god and yet we own our hate . Reply Norrin Radd says: June 9, 2018 at 10:43 pm at 1 hour and 27 minutes you see the same ignorance that Catholicism had created and spread like an ignorant virus…well done Allah ..you and Zeus's children of Rome are no different. at 1 hour 39 minutes i see the current plan of destruction and all for Allah and his promise to blacks and muslims….fools…you do not own God and he is not your gun,to thinks so is to purchase the future hit from an all consuming Hit man. Reply siben gerard says: June 30, 2018 at 2:23 am This book is a masterpiece…..a testament to the fact that Baldwin isn't just a writer, but a true artist. Reply Chi Hyun Ahn says: July 11, 2018 at 9:10 am BM: 1:27:04Book: PG 81 "To as prehistoric…: Reply Mercutio Goins says: August 10, 2018 at 3:56 pm Brilliant mind! Reply Elle Bee says: August 17, 2018 at 3:51 pm Lord knows I've been needing the benefits of 'The Man's' mighty pen! #giftedToday #blessingsOnblessings Reply Fikile Madi says: August 26, 2018 at 2:16 am AMANDLA! POWER! loved it, skillful, deep, great, lovely, enduring, and still relevant to this very second! Reply nanahlilbabe says: September 3, 2018 at 3:12 pm Wow what a beautiful book it speaks to the soul in volumes! Reply Thane Campbell says: September 7, 2018 at 6:37 am I love this book. I love it's fascination with depth, deeper than skin-deep, as a new social foundation. Baldwin is not interested in the elevation of any race over another: "The problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line, a fearful and delicate problem, which compromises when it does not corrupt all the American efforts to build a better world here, there or anywhere." He does not want to "see again the consolidation of peoples on the basis of their color" – so he opposes the effort to colour God. Presently, although I will keep reading, I can't see that Baldwin takes issue with Christianity as much as hypocrisy. It is uncanny how, in the spirit of Christ, Baldwin calls out hypocrisy among the "religious elite" of Christianity and Islam. In fact, the bible endorses the notion of a God which cannot be limited by skin colour, gender, personality type or any of our body-mind features. A God who cannot be limited by our misrepresentations and teaches us to reject hypocrisy. The sacrificial love of a good parent may be our most accessible name for God, revealed in the flogging and crucifixion of Christ. The creator is much more than the creature. Isaiah 55:9, psalms 103:11 You lost me for a minute talking about Jesus, bronze and wool because we don't know Jesus' hair or skin color from the bible. You're referring to Revelations 1:9-20 but these verses self-clarify as a description of a body mingled with the elements and superhuman in its power. ( Here's a short summary that speaks directly to your point : https://www.quora.com/The-Bible-tells-us-Jesus-had-hair-like-wool-and-feet-of-burnt-bronze-does-that-make-him-black-If-so-who-is-the-white-guy-posing-as-Him ) I hope it's not necessary or preferable that God be black like me or white like me, or moral to my limit – can I mature without contrast? who died and made me (the one who defines) God? And I'm not pretending it's easy to know God but He put forward His own ideas far more eloquently and intricately than we practise them. He says how much He loves us, and defines "He", "loves" and "us" with insurmountable passion – that's the bible's journey. Reply Stuart M. says: September 22, 2018 at 11:39 am I was only five years old when these words were written. I wish I had found James Baldwin sooner. I was very impressed with Ta Nehisi Coates and I first heard about James Baldwin from his lips. I am so impressed with the mind and the words of this man. When I was young, I was told by my parents that Martin Luther King was a bad man. When the Blacks rioted, I was told they were bad people. I dutifully became a Republican in the 1970s and Ronald Reagan was the first candidate I voted for when I could. Blacks were lazy and just needed to pull themselves up by their bootstraps… Well, after the Economic Collapse of 2008, which completed overturned my White privileged world, I voted for Barak Obama. The Republicans descended into a morass of racist opposition to every Obama initiative. And then 2016. A demographic analysis of our Groper-in-Chief's voters reveals that only African Americans clearly saw the menace, only 8% voting for him. I have joined the NAACP. Reply tiffany espinoza says: September 25, 2018 at 6:09 am Does anyone know where the second part of the book starts on page 47 Reply Romario Simpson says: October 4, 2018 at 1:27 am 9:40 Reply acajudi100 says: October 15, 2018 at 1:47 am Google: Judi Grace StoryCorps. http://homicides.suntimes.com/ https://heyjackass.com/ Judi Grace Storycorps ( Wisdom of the elder) Google: Judi Grace StoryCorps. https://youtu.be/NkKDYCHKD5Y https://youtu.be/G_e7eFSkEjw InstaCart overcharged my debit card, and I had to shut it down, by a big amount. They mark up the groceries from 10% to over 40%. I had a super nasty customer service. The first Time, that they brought hot smelly fish. They can show up early, which can be an inconvenience. 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R.I.P. 💕❤️🇺🇸 Google: Judi Grace StoryCorps. https://youtu.be/RZ_V5Jdoy2g https://archive.storycorps.org/interviews/warnings-and-advice-for-ladies-only-men-stay-out-6/ https://archive.storycorps.org/interviews/warnings-to-brown-men-only-ladies-stay-out-2/ https://youtu.be/BDqzseecgkI Reply Mary Battle says: October 17, 2018 at 10:14 pm One day the words of James Baldwin will come to the big screen. I can see Dave Chappelle playing James so eloquently! Reply Server Tavares says: November 8, 2018 at 4:42 pm This was EXCELLENT, Jessie L. Martin did a GREAT job of reading the BRILLIANT words of James Baldwin!! Thanks for posting this, keep SHININ', Word!! Reply ABC D says: November 22, 2018 at 10:19 am Thank you so much Reply A Cactus says: January 16, 2019 at 8:35 am bookmark 1:26:04 Reply Sukriya Eubanks says: January 24, 2019 at 4:54 am What a great time it is to be on the planet at this time,, all the heroes who left us with such blue prints to beak the spell that’s been put in the mind….. James Baldwin is one of my many fathers who continue to keep me growing by observing the self… As black history approach, I can see why it’s important to observe every year and every day!OM🙏🏿🙏🏿 Reply Hope Johnson says: January 29, 2019 at 5:57 pm 40:51 Reply NoraBeeCool says: January 31, 2019 at 10:38 am Brilliant! Reply Urban Soul says: February 5, 2019 at 5:58 am If you pay attention to the last page it is what we are in the moment of right now with drama trump in the White House, white nationalist, police brutality and more. if you have to please go back and read that last page, 119 120. Reply alecia campbell says: February 6, 2019 at 4:02 pm Fear MUST be face Reply Dedra Hashim says: February 6, 2019 at 5:54 pm I really enjoyed this audio reading. Reply Sherlynn Harris says: February 9, 2019 at 3:05 am I have no words! I only have emotions and a few tears at this moment. Thank you, Jesse L. Martin! I have been greatly enriched by your interpretation of this great human being's expressions on the meaning of our life cycles and our human experiences. From two hours in, until the end of the video, was one of the most deeply moving metaphysical discussions on the meaning of life I've ever encountered! Reply Tara Harris says: February 19, 2019 at 6:42 pm James Baldwin was before his time I wish he were here to see he was perfectly exact in his analogy of White people & Black people who are mind fucked by White people . We were emasculated stripped of everything by evil White people who still have the same DNA as their ancestor therefore still capable of the heinous atrocities they committed against Black & Native American people. Punishment is yet to be seen for them & if God is who he says he is he will punish them for their hate. They display the same evil look at the Trumpanzee Trumptards !!! Reply nazrite0721 says: February 27, 2019 at 5:11 am Amazing! Pure unadulterated genius! Reply Katie Fernandez says: March 16, 2019 at 3:45 pm 8:03 Reply Maurice says: April 13, 2019 at 1:49 pm Only listened to a small portion of this as it's the next book on my list. Amazing. Reply Midnight Cat says: April 15, 2019 at 5:51 pm This is so powerful & had me crying. I wish i was given the opportunity to read this in school. The more i learn about American History & colonization, i can’t go back to seeing things how i used to. Everyday human interaction has completely changed. It makes me sad, angry, & at times, feeling hopeless about our current western society. Much 💗 Reply Richard Richardson says: May 31, 2019 at 10:26 am He is so amazing Reply Maarku Amun says: June 9, 2019 at 10:48 am A story told with truth. Reply Den ao says: June 24, 2019 at 10:47 am 1:06:05 bookmark Reply Michael Jackson says: July 10, 2019 at 8:42 pm Mr. Martin, thank you for speaking the written word😔🙂 Reply acajudi100 says: July 14, 2019 at 6:58 pm https://youtu.be/KlEeAMWZqU8https://youtu.be/9wbe53j9ugE https://youtu.be/6Bkg5htqHFI https://youtu.be/y00HGt095Bg https://youtu.be/__rxCmTYOcIhttps://youtu.be/hi43zpigptI Reply R.G.PReal says: July 30, 2019 at 9:46 pm 35:36 Reply R.G.PReal says: July 31, 2019 at 8:02 pm 49:07 Reply R.G.PReal says: August 5, 2019 at 2:40 am 1:17:50 Reply Katie Fernandez says: August 6, 2019 at 1:29 am 1:22:47 Reply Zara Huq says: August 11, 2019 at 12:58 am The 76 ppl that disliked need to be smacked 🙂 Reply Zara Huq says: August 11, 2019 at 1:01 am Bookmark 38:04 Reply R.G.PReal says: August 14, 2019 at 9:31 pm 1:49:22 Reply Shelley Tween says: August 18, 2019 at 1:36 pm I can only feel gratitude hearing James Baldwin come to life through Jesse Martin's reading. Baldwin is what intellect is supposed to sound like. His writing is a master class in passion, philosophy, and political and cultural analyses. Every high school student in the U.S. should be studying Baldwin. Reply Marquis M says: September 7, 2019 at 8:43 pm Absolutely consoling Reply Detroit Skippy says: September 12, 2019 at 6:43 pm As much as I admire this man, I cannot accept his using rhe term "Black" as a negative connotation as he did in this piece. Or was he making a point? Reply P. W. says: September 15, 2019 at 9:53 pm Ever so often our God blesses us with a human like James Baldwin. He epitomizes the love/sadness, joy/hope of his people like nobody else can. R.I.P brother. This world is a better place because you LIVED here!!💕P.S. Thanks Jesse L. Martin for a great read/interpretation of Baldwin's story.💕 Reply P. W. says: September 15, 2019 at 11:10 pm One of the most captivating and intense story I've ever read. JB was a genius! His mastery and subtle use of the English language draws his reader into his story like a moth to the flame! Reply tafadzwa.tobias muungani says: September 18, 2019 at 10:02 pm Who’s here 2019 Reply Al H says: September 23, 2019 at 10:06 pm 1:55:00 Reply luka blanko says: September 30, 2019 at 4:14 am Beautiful is the soul of a black man for he knows the depth of sorrow. It is written in his genes.. Luka. Reply Noble1596 says: October 13, 2019 at 12:29 pm What a gift for the ages! Reply ChannalMath says: October 25, 2019 at 6:55 pm If only Baldwin could have narrated this! Reply Jones 0 says: October 29, 2019 at 12:14 am Omg… I almost paid $11 on audible Reply V Drake says: December 6, 2019 at 5:32 pm His voice still resonates… his spirit still lives in me… his words are still strong because the struggle continues. You can't miss what is still here. Reply Xavier Nelson says: December 7, 2019 at 11:20 pm 2:16:51 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. 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