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Darkwater

W. E. B. Du Bois

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .again as a voice in the
midnight cries,—
But the burden of white men bore her back and the white world
stifled her sighs.
The white world's vermin and filth:
All the dirt of London,
All the scum of New York;
Valiant spoilers of women
And conquerers of unarmed men;
Shameless breeders of bastards,
Drunk with the greed of gold,
Baiting their blood-stained hooks
With cant for the souls of the simple;
Bearing the white man's burden
Of liquor and lust and lies!
Unthankful we wince in the East,
Unthankful we wail from the westward,
Unthankfully thankful, we curse,
In the unworn wastes of the wild:
I hate them, Oh!
I hate them well,
I hate them, Christ!
As I hate hell!
If I were God,
I'd sound their knell
This day!
Who raised the fools to their glory,
But black men of Egypt and Ind,
Ethiopia. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Du Bois was ahead of his time. These essays talk about issues that are still current.

W.E.B Dubois is best known for Souls of Black Folk,but was a prolific writer and public critic for the duration of his life. This collection of essays, poems and stories was published in 1920 and included items that had been published elsewhere.They show Dubois passion for justice and his anger at t

Some of the essays were in response to events in the early 1900s and so were a little hard to follow, until I got my bearings, but this book really finishes strong! The essays on women, education and children were especially powerful!

Du Bois is one of the most powerful writers I have ever encountered. It is easy to be so gripped that you find yourself reading the same essay multiple times before moving forward in the text. That is not something I do very often. One gets the feeling of wanting his words to ring out over and over

It felt like I probably should have read The Souls of Black Folks before this, to have an easier introduction to Du Bois. But regardless, this small collection of essays, poetry, and creative nonfiction ripped into me. Feels like it could have been written today, really - a straight line of clear an

W.E.B. Du Bois remains one of the best writers America has ever produced. This was clear to me after reading his The Souls of Black Folks, and it’s even more apparent after reading Darkwater.

Like Souls, Darkwater is a collection of essays, but this time including short stories and poems between the

"These are the things of which men think, who live: of their own selves and the dwelling place of their fathers; of their neighbors; of work and service; of rule and reason and women and children; of Beauty and Death and War. To this thinking I have only to add a point of view: I have been in the wo

There is a long, brilliant literary bridge from Frederick Douglass to Ta-Nehisi Coates of analyses of race in America. Between the two are many writers and works that are essential to any useful understanding of 21st century America. Wright, of course, King, and not just his speeches. Baldwin. Many

Heavy read... but definitely one I'll be revisiting.

This is a little bit of a departure from his other books. This is a collection of essays mixed in with a few short stories and poems. His tone has shifted as well. It is much darker and he has more of negative view on the world. I have to say that my favorite story was the "Black Jesus" one.

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