Between the World and Me
Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer) “This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some... show more
Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer) “This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.”In a profound work that pivots from the big
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
, African American
, Biography Memoir
The short collection of essays from the author to his 15 year old son is both profoundly personal and universal. Coates even comments on that universality early in the book when he mentioned that the woman and girls in his childhood neighborhood probably had more fears (such as making it to adulthoo...
Wow, is this guy pissed off. But he has a right to be. Those of us who grew up in and still live in Dick and Jane land have no idea what it's like for the folks we have intentionally barred from our Dream World. Mr. Coates tries to tell us. From as early as he can remember, he was afraid for his bod...
Coates writes beautifully and plainly to explain his experience and wisdom to his son. Though his son is the intended reader, his words are something everyone should read. There's no simple way to explain what he talks about because he covers so many topics, though it can be said that they all relat...
Compact, powerful, heartfelt and deeply personal examination of the death of a college friend at the hands of the police. It's so easy to declare oneself "not a racist" and yet be blind to the institutionalized racism against African Americans. Coates removes those blinders for the reader. He does n...
First, a backdrop, or rather one of the backdrops to this book, an abstract, literary one - not the context of daily institutionalised violence, minor hostilities, the need to be - in Coates' words - "twice as good".I never asked Tolstoy to write for me, a little colored girl in Lorain, Ohio. Toni ...
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