I Am Not your Negro

I Am Not your Negro

A Major Motion Picture Directed by Raoul Peck

Book - 2017
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Transcript of the documentary film, I am not your negro, by Raoul Peck composed of unpublished and published writings, interviews, and letters by James Baldwin on the subject of racism in America.
Publisher: New York :, Vintage Books,, 2017
Edition: First Vintage International edition
ISBN: 9780525434696
Characteristics: xxiii, 118 pages :,illustrations
Additional Contributors: Peck, Raoul


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

keeping in mind the recent hoax perpetrated by a negro homosexual male of the creative persuasion, how far we have fallen, when compared to the author of one of the great stories o f all time, SONNY'S BLUES, who was a negro homosexual male, of the creative persuasion, of a much earlier generation. in the story, Baldwin exalts the blues performer, by focusing on one musical performance. The story's inclusion in many anthologies, over the years, has promoted the negro as a writer of literature. Well done, Mr. Baldwin!!! Boo, hiss, to the young man in Chicago, who has likely lost his gig on the popular tv series, as a result of his confabulation. At the very least, that is the penalty he will have to pay, for jerking us all around with a fantastic, as well as extremely difficult to believe, Victim-Persecution Fantasy, a hoax. Did he think the Chicago Police Department did not have enough real crime to attend to? If he did, he was very wrong about that: Chicago has been suffering a murder epidemic for years, on the South Side, mostly, and most of the participants have been Negroes. So this privileged young actor consciously decided to confabulate, to relate. I wonder what Louis Farrakhan will say about it, one of his upcoming sermons to the multitudinous 'choir'.

May 22, 2018

Watch it.

LPL_ShirleyB Aug 10, 2017

Bold, wise and poignant! A must read, either before or after watching the film.

PimaLib_JessicaP Apr 21, 2017

This brief, poignant book is the closest we can get into the soul of later James Baldwin without having a complete book by Baldwin himself. Comprised not only of the script from the documentary film of the same name, but also introductions from many people involved in the creation of that film, this book acts as a wonderful primer for the film. It also gives any reader, whether they plan to view the film or not, a lot of thoughtful insight into the world in which Baldwin found himself in later years. Be sure to set aside many hours for this book—while the reading is quick, the post-read thinking will last much longer.

Apr 20, 2017

Interesting background writings for the movie.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at NPPL

To Top