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Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Between the World and Me, a finalist for the National Book Award. A MacArthur “Genius Grant” fellow, Coates has received the National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Opinion and... show more



Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Between the World and Me, a finalist for the National Book Award. A MacArthur “Genius Grant” fellow, Coates has received the National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, and the George Polk Award for his Atlantic cover story “The Case for Reparations.” He lives in New York with his wife and son.

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Birth date: January 01, 1975
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Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 1 year ago
So, this started off so good and then around the 30 percent mark started to flounder. Coates is a great writer, the story just drags. I started to get impatient while reading and then the story felt like it was stuck at a certain point. The ending is abrupt as well. "The Water Dancer" follows Hir...
Kat's Books
Kat's Books rated it 2 years ago
This is an extraordinary book. It’s a sobering, sometimes difficult read, eye-opening, and enlightening. I had to put it down on many occasions, being constantly reminded of how Obama’s presidency has been followed by Trump’s is depressing enough, but the central focus is on challenging the American...
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it 2 years ago
Between the World and Me has been praised and criticized by many many reviewers, so I will limit myself to a couple of textual elements that struck me as odd. Coates has some unusual rhetorical devices that take a little getting used to. He constantly refers to "black bodies" in such a way that I ...
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus rated it 2 years ago
I picked this up for free, and tried it. I'd heard that the glut of Black Panther series - based on the popularity of Coates' series - watered down the Black Panther name, made it harder to keep up with the series, and just burnt people out. In addition, I'd add that they were stretching the stori...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 3 years ago
I read this for one of my summer classes. We had to read and annotate 10 comics/graphic novels. Here's the annotation I wrote for that class: Queen Shuri has vanished, and T’Challa returns home to a people on the edge of revolt and the threat of war from the neighboring country Niganda. Black Pa...
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