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May 15, 2019 | History

Between the World and Me 10 editions

Cover of: Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
About the Book

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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Excerpts

Son,
Last Sunday the host of a popular news show asked me what it meant to lose my body.
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10 editions First published in 2015

Edition Read Locate Buy
Cover of: Zwischen mir und der Welt
Zwischen mir und der Welt
2016, Hanser Berlin
Hardcover in German
Cover of: Zwischen mir und der Welt
Zwischen mir und der Welt
2016, Hanser Berlin
eBook in German
Cover of: Une colère noire
Une colère noire: Lettre à mon fils
2016, Autrement
eBook in French
Cover of: 세상과 나 사이
세상과 나 사이
2016, 열린책들
Hardcover in Korean
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Between the World and Me
2015 July 14, Random House Audio
Audiobook Download in English
Cover of: Between the World and Me
Between the World and Me
2015 July 14, Books on Tape / Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Digital Audio in English
Cover of: Between the World and Me
Between the World and Me
Sep 08, 2015, Random House Audio
Cover of: Between the World and Me
Between the World and Me
2015, Text Publishing
eBook in English
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Between the World and Me
2015, Spiegel & Grau
Ebook in English - First Edition
Cover of: Between the World and Me
Between the World and Me
2015, Spiegel and Grau
Hardcover in English - First Edition

History

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