James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America, and their inevitable if unnameable tensions. Some Baldwin essays are book-length, for instance The Fire Next Time (1963), No Name in the Street (1972), and The Devil Finds Work (1976). Androclus and the Lion is a famous short story by James Baldwin. The story narrates about a a poor slave whose name is Androclus. Once Adroclus runs away from his cruel master. He decides to live into a cave, but there is no food. The slave is very weak and sick, he decides to fall asleep. After a while a huge lion wakes him up! What will happen neхt? What for has the lion come into the cave? Read this attractive story in order to know the end!
We are in Harlem, the black soul of New York City, in the era of Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles. The narrator of Baldwin’s novel is Tish nineteen, and pregnant. Her lover Fonny, father of her child, is in jail accused of rape. Flashbacks from their love affair are woven into the compelling struggle of two families to win justice for Fonny. To…
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