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Stranger in the Village by James Baldwin

James baldwin was an American, but he lived for many years in France. Consider the role of geography and the SSA how does Baldwin use his experience in the Swiss Village to comment on America?

Baldwin relates the white man's language and legends about black men to the laws of white man's personality what conviction about the source and the nature of language does this essay suggest?

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What is the function of the details in paragraphs 2-3 about the village and its people? How does Baldwin use these details to create meaning for the reader?