Another Country by James Baldwin

Oh, how I loved this book! And I always knew I would. Another Country will forever sit on my ‘favourites’ bookshelf.⁣⁣⁣

A reflection on race, sexuality and resentment, it seems (I’ve only read this book of his) Baldwin has an incredible ability to see from all sides – a kind of empathy I have yet to witness in writing. I can’t believe it was published in the 60s when so many of these topics were taboo.⁣⁣⁣

Another Country is set in New York, and follows a group of musicians and writers navigating their relationships with each other and the limitations the world has imposed on them.
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If you’re into art (music, writing) and books that are implicitly political, you’ll enjoy this.

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