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James Baldwin's Stranger In The Village
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In the story Stranger in the Village by James Baldwin, he explains his experiences in a remote mountain village and how he was viewed by the people in that village, being a Black man. He quotes, “it did not occur to me-possibly because I am an American- that there could be people anywhere who had never seen a Negro.” So, in this village, James Baldwin was considered odd, but he also stresses how the unkindness of the people in the village was not out of bad intent; however, he was seen not as human because of his skin and his features did not reflect the people in the village. James Baldwin began to notice the village custom of “buying” African natives, and how they would darken the faces of children to go and solicit money, in order

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