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An edition of Between the World and Me (2015)

Between the World and Me

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  • 4.29 ·
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  • 212 Want to read
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  • 45 Have read
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Spiegel & Grau
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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.

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Table of Contents

Prologue: The talk
The changes
The second change: Malcolm and the body
The third change: Mecca and the death of mythology
The fourth change: New York and the death of mercy
The fifth change: Gettysburg and the long war
The sixth change: Chicago and the streets
The seventh change: Eyes open to the world
The eighth change: The blast
Epilogue: Into the world

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Copyright Date
2015

Contributors

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Caroline Cunningham

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Ebook

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Open Library
OL26378030M
ISBN 10
0679645985
ISBN 13
9780679645986
OCLC/WorldCat
1001747252
amazon.co.uk_asin
B00SEFAIRI
Amazon ID (ASIN)
B00SEFAIRI
Google
TV05BgAAQBAJ
amazon.de_asin
B00SEFAIRI
Goodreads
25387142
25360188

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Between the World and Me is a 2015 nonfiction book written by American author Ta-Nehisi Coates and published by Spiegel & Grau. It is written as a letter to the author's teenage son about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being Black in the United States. Coates recapitulates American history and explains to his son the "racist violence that has been woven into American culture." Coates draws from an abridged, autobiographical account of his youth in Baltimore, detailing the ways in which institutions like the school, the police, and even "the streets" discipline, endanger, and threaten to disembody black men and women. The work takes structural and thematic inspiration from James Baldwin's 1963 epistolary book The Fire Next Time. Unlike Baldwin, Coates sees white supremacy as an indestructible force, one that Black Americans will never evade or erase, but will always struggle against.

The novelist Toni Morrison wrote that Coates filled an intellectual gap in succession to James Baldwin. Editors of The New York Times and The New Yorker described the book as exceptional. The book won the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.

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Son,
Last Sunday the host of a popular news show asked me what it meant to lose my body.
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