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Bearing Witness from Another Place shares rarely seen photographs of James Baldwin in Turkey- taken by his friend Sedat Pakay. Piercingly intimate and beautifully candid- these images capture the vibrant world of acquaintances- friends- and collaborators Baldwin cultivated while living intermittently in Turkey from 1961 to 1971. Following publication of Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time- James Baldwins literary star approached its peak during the turbulent 1960s. His burgeoning role as celebrity- prophet- and leader heaped an unsustainable amount of pressure and responsibility onto his slight frame in an American landscape that doubly punished Baldwin for being both black and gay- and he often turned to Turkey for sanctuary. Bearing Witness to Another Place includes essays by writers and scholars who use his sojourns to Turkey as a lens to understand Baldwin as a human being and his need for sanctuary in order to continue to bear witness to Americas dream of racial equality.... Please click here to ask a question
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