Number-one New York Times finest vendor
National Book Award winner
Named one among Time’s Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade
Pulitzer Prize finalist
National Book Critics Circle Award finalist
Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required studying”, a daring and private literary exploration of America’s racial historical past by “the most vital essayist in a technology and a author who modified the nationwide political dialog about race” (Rolling Stone).
Named one among the Most Influential Books of the Decade by CNN
Named one among Paste’s Best Memoirs of the Decade
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In a profound work that pivots from the largest questions on American historical past and beliefs to the most intimate issues of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates presents a robust new framework for understanding our nation’s historical past and present disaster.
Americans have constructed an empire on the concept of “race”, a falsehood that damages us all however falls most closely on the our bodies of black ladies and males – our bodies exploited via slavery and segregation and, at the moment, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it prefer to inhabit a black physique and discover a solution to reside inside it? And how can all of us truthfully reckon with this fraught historical past and free ourselves from its burden?
Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’ try and reply these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares together with his son – and listeners – the story of his awakening to the fact about his place in the world via a sequence of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood house to the dwelling rooms of moms whose kids’s lives had been taken as American plunder.
Beautifully woven from private narrative, reimagined historical past, and contemporary, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the previous, bracingly confronts our current, and presents a transcendent imaginative and prescient for a means ahead.
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