Between the World And Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates

I think Between the World and Me is one of the best books you can read right now. Although it has been widely covered in films and books throughout history, being black in America is a story that will never end, and this book is one of the best in its genre. Ta-Nehisi Coates received many well-deserved literary awards with this book. I hope millions of people will read it.


Between the World And Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Between the World And Me consists of letters written by a father to his son. You can read a black person, a black father, a black boy, and a teenager in America in these letters. Of course, as you read, your heart will be shattered, and everything you know about slavery and being black in America will break your heart again and again. You will no longer be able to happily look at the world with this colossal crime against humanity. In a sense, it will open your eyes again.

These letters will affect you more than anything you have read or watched before. Of course, the most disturbing part of this book will emerge when you realise that similar things are still happening today. But at this point, those letters will give you hope. Ta-Nehisi Coates has written a classic and will be reading it years from now. It is a must-read. Enjoy!

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.

Between the World And Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
Between the World And Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Between the World And Me

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?

Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates 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. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage. Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward. 

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates is an American author and journalist. Coates gained a wide readership during his time as national correspondent at The Atlantic. Where he wrote about cultural, social, and political issues, particularly regarding African Americans and white supremacy.

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