I Am Not Your Negro

by Toby Woollaston

ianyn“The future of the negro in this country is precisely as bright or as dark as the future of the country.” This provocative statement by black activist James Baldwin may, on the surface, sound reductive but his stance is unflinching and he unapologetically uses black lives as the benchmark of America’s success as a nation … and in Baldwin’s words, “It is not a pretty story.”

Read my full review on the NZ Herald’s website here.