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Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me.

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. New York, NY: Random House (Spiegel & Grau), 2015, pp.176, ISBN: 0812993543.

This work attempt to answer the questions of what is it like to be a Black person in the U.S. and how to find a way to live within a nation built on the idea of 'race' and fact of enslavement? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? In a letter to his adolescent son, the author (a former staff writer at The Village Voice and Time) shares with his son--and readers--the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children's lives were taken as American plunder.

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Title Annotation:Books of Interest
Publication:Journal of Pan African Studies
Article Type:Book review
Date:Aug 1, 2015
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