I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro Author Velvet Films, Inc.
ISBN-10 9780525434719
Year 2017-02-07
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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National Bestseller Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary To compose his stunning documentary film I Am Not Your Negro, acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck mined James Baldwin’s published and unpublished oeuvre, selecting passages from his books, essays, letters, notes, and interviews that are every bit as incisive and pertinent now as they have ever been. Weaving these texts together, Peck brilliantly imagines the book that Baldwin never wrote. In his final years, Baldwin had envisioned a book about his three assassinated friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King. His deeply personal notes for the project have never been published before. Peck’s film uses them to jump through time, juxtaposing Baldwin’s private words with his public statements, in a blazing examination of the tragic history of race in America. This edition contains more than 40 black-and-white images from the film.

Zwischen mir und der Welt

Zwischen mir und der Welt Author Ta-Nehisi Coates
ISBN-10 9783446251953
Year 2016-02-01
Pages 240
Language de
Publisher Hanser Berlin
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Wenn in den USA schwarze Teenager von Polizisten ermordet werden, ist das nur ein Problem von individueller Verfehlung? Nein, denn rassistische Gewalt ist fest eingewebt in die amerikanische Identität – sie ist das, worauf das Land gebaut ist. Afroamerikaner besorgten als Sklaven seinen Reichtum und sterben als freie Bürger auf seinen Straßen. In seinem schmerzhaften, leidenschaftlichen Manifest verdichtet Ta-Nehisi Coates amerikanische und persönliche Geschichte zu einem Appell an sein Land, sich endlich seiner Vergangenheit zu stellen. Sein Buch wurde in den USA zum Nr.-1-Bestseller und ist schon jetzt ein Klassiker, auf den sich zukünftig alle Debatten um Rassismus beziehen werden.

Hidden Figures Unerkannte Heldinnen

Hidden Figures   Unerkannte Heldinnen Author Margot Lee Shetterly
ISBN-10 9783959676434
Year 2017-01-02
Pages 416
Language de
Publisher HarperCollins
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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave Author Solomon Northup
ISBN-10 9783492967082
Year 2014-02-17
Pages 288
Language de
Publisher Piper Verlag
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Solomon Northup war ein freier Bürger, bis er von Sklavenhändlern verschleppt und an einen Plantagenbesitzer verkauft wurde. Dort lebte er zwölf Jahre als Sklave, bis er schließlich – als einer der wenigen – seine Freiheit zurückerlangen und zu seiner Familie zurückkehren konnte. Die gleichnamige Verfilmung seiner Memoiren von Regisseur Steve McQueen hat bei der Verleihung der Golden Globes den Hauptpreis als bestes Filmdrama gewonnen.

Porno

Porno Author Irvine Welsh
ISBN-10 9783641180607
Year 2017-01-09
Pages 576
Language de
Publisher Heyne Verlag
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Es gibt sie noch, die Jungs aus der Trainspotting-Crew! Zehn Jahre älter, aber kein bisschen weiser, haben sie nichts anderes im Kopf als die ultimative Abzocke, alte Rechnungen und den internationalen Durchbruch in der Pornoindustrie. Eine außergewöhnliche Geschichte über Lebenspläne, Freundschaft und Geschäftemachen – witzig, charmant und voller Seitenhiebe auf Scheinheilige und moralische Saubermänner.

Das Montglane Spiel Das Geheimnis der Acht

Das Montglane Spiel   Das Geheimnis der Acht Author Katherine Neville
ISBN-10 9783641043506
Year 2010-04-26
Pages 720
Language de
Publisher Diana Verlag
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Die Wiederentdeckung eines Kultromans Die Figuren des Schachspiels von Montglane sind von einem besonderen Mythos umgeben: Die Überlieferung berichtet, dass sie eine geheimnisvolle Formel bergen, deren Kenntnis ungeahnte Macht verleiht. Zwei Frauen begeben sich auf die Suche nach diesen sagenumwobenen Figuren, die einst im Besitz Karls des Großen waren: Mireille, Novizin in einem französischen Kloster, und die junge Unternehmensberaterin Katherine in New York. Doch bei der Jagd nach der Lösung des Rätsels geraten sie unversehens in einen rasanten Strudel von Abenteuern und gefährlichen Verflechtungen. Eine großartige Mischung aus Thriller, Mystik und Kriminalroman.

The Fire Next Time

The Fire Next Time Author James Baldwin
ISBN-10 9780141963778
Year 1990-01-25
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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The landmark work on race in America from James Baldwin, whose life and words are immortalized in the Oscar-nominated film I Am Not Your Negro 'We, the black and the white, deeply need each other here if we are really to become a nation' James Baldwin's impassioned plea to 'end the racial nightmare' in America was a bestseller when it appeared in 1963, galvanising a nation and giving voice to the emerging civil rights movement. Told in the form of two intensely personal 'letters', The Fire Next Time is at once a powerful evocation of Baldwin's early life in Harlem and an excoriating condemnation of the terrible legacy of racial injustice. 'Sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle ... all presented in searing, brilliant prose' The New York Times Book Review 'Baldwin writes with great passion ... it reeks of truth, as the ghettoes of New York and London, Chicago and Manchester reek of our hypocrisy' Sunday Times 'The great poet-prophet of the civil rights movement ... his seminal work' Guardian

Notes of a Native Son

Notes of a Native Son Author James Baldwin
ISBN-10 9780807006245
Year 2012-11-20
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Beacon Press
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In an age of Black Lives Matter, James Baldwin's essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and African Americans abroad are as powerful today as when they were first written. With documentaries like I Am Not Your Negro bringing renewed interest to Baldwin's life and work, Notes of a Native Son serves as a valuable introduction. Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in Notes of a Native Son capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil rights movement and as the movement slowly gained strength through the words of one of the most captivating essayists and foremost intellectuals of that era. Writing as an artist, activist, and social critic, Baldwin probes the complex condition of being black in America. With a keen eye, he examines everything from the significance of the protest novel to the motives and circumstances of the many black expatriates of the time, from his home in “The Harlem Ghetto” to a sobering “Journey to Atlanta.” Notes of a Native Son inaugurated Baldwin as one of the leading interpreters of the dramatic social changes erupting in the United States in the twentieth century, and many of his observations have proven almost prophetic. His criticism on topics such as the paternalism of white progressives or on his own friend Richard Wright’s work is pointed and unabashed. He was also one of the few writing on race at the time who addressed the issue with a powerful mixture of outrage at the gross physical and political violence against black citizens and measured understanding of their oppressors, which helped awaken a white audience to the injustices under their noses. Naturally, this combination of brazen criticism and unconventional empathy for white readers won Baldwin as much condemnation as praise. Notes is the book that established Baldwin’s voice as a social critic, and it remains one of his most admired works. The essays collected here create a cohesive sketch of black America and reveal an intimate portrait of Baldwin’s own search for identity as an artist, as a black man, and as an American.

Go Tell it on the Mountain

Go Tell it on the Mountain Author James Baldwin
ISBN-10 9780141917191
Year 2001-10-04
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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The electrifying first novel from James Baldwin, whose life and words are immortalized in the Oscar-nominated film I Am Not Your Negro 'I had to deal with what hurt me most. I had to deal with my father.' Drawing on James Baldwin's own boyhood in a religious community in 1930s Harlem, his first novel tells the story of young Johnny Grimes. Johnny is destined to become a preacher like his father, Gabriel, at the Temple of the Fire Baptized, where the church swells with song and it is as if 'the Holy Ghost were riding on the air'. But he feels only scalding hatred for Gabriel, whose fear and fanaticism lead him to abuse his family. Johnny vows that, for him, things will be different. This blazing tale is full of passion and guilt, of secret sinners and prayers singing on the wind. 'A beautiful, enduring, spirtual song of a novel' Andrew O'Hagan 'With vivid imagery, with lavish attention to details, Mr. Baldwin has told his feverish story' The New York Times