James Baldwin is an American author, was born in New York.
He spent his childhood in poverty in the slums of Harlem and at the age of 14 became a preacher in the Pentecostal Fireworks.
His first novel, “Go forth from the mountain,” reflected his reflections as a young preacher. Two of these works in the biography of James Baldwin were written when he lived in Paris.
He returned to the United States in 1957 and participated in the movement for civil equality, and then returned to France, where he lived until the end of his life.
“Another country” – a bitter novel about relationships and racial discrimination, was highly praised by critics, as was the publication “Next time, a fire.” His eloquence and generous honesty have made James Baldwin one of the most influential authors of his time.
Other of his works are the play “The Blues for Mr. Charlie”; a collection of short stories, “Upcoming Meeting”; “If Bile Street could speak,” the story of a young black couple misleading the judicial system, “Above the head.”
The collection of James’s essays includes “Notes of Son of America”, “Nobody Knows My Name”, “No Name in the Street” and “Ticket Price.”