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James Baldwin was born in Harlem in 1924 He never knew his father and never had the opportunity to meet him Soon after his birth his mother marries David Baldwin a factory worker and Pentecostal minister whose name James accepts as his surname The future writer lives in a house with seven younger half-brothers and-sisters James had a bad relation with his stepfather This fact had big influence on his childhood and he turned to reading as a means of escapeAfricanacomAfter his high school graduation in1942 Baldwin moves to New Jersey where he takes a series of odd jobs But after his stepfathers death and when the Harlem riots occur he moves back to New York and settles down in Greenwich Village During the next winter James meets the celebrated black writer Richard Wright who later becomes a mentor and father figure to him and who recommends him for the Eugene Saxton Fellowship that he receives later in 1945 In 1948 Baldwin gets awarded a Rosenwald Fellowship and uses the prize money for a one-way ticket to Paris He leaves New York on November 11 1948AfricanacomWe are responsible for the world in which we find ourselves if only because we are the only sentient force which can change it The story is about the life of a boy called Sonny who unfortunately fell in the trap of the drug called Heroin The story starts with the news that his brother sees in the paper about an arrest done to his brother considered with the same substance Till this moment of his life Sonnys brother did not know about his baby brothers habit James Baldwin shows to the readers how the lives of a drug addict and the people around him look like He brings the little facts of the reality in a very simple way The combination between the characters in the story and the problems that are surrounding them were chosen very
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