An edition of Assata: An Autobiography (1987)

Assata

an autobiography

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An edition of Assata: An Autobiography (1987)

Assata

an autobiography

  • 4.43 ·
  • 14 Ratings
  • 145 Want to read
  • 11 Currently reading
  • 18 Have read

On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (previously known as JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J. Edgar Hoover's campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist organizations and their leaders, Shakur was incarcerated for four years prior to her conviction on flimsy evidence in 1977 as an accomplice to murder.

This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state. With wit and candor, Assata Shakur recounts the experiences that led her to a life of activism and portrays the strengths, weaknesses, and eventual demise of Black and White revolutionary groups at the hand of government officials. The result is a signal contribution to the literature about growing up Black in America that has already taken its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou.

Two years after her conviction, Assata Shakur escaped from prison. She was given political asylum by Cuba, where she now resides.

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Publisher
L. Hill Books
Language
English
Pages
274

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1987, L. Hill
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December 1987, Lawrence Hill Books
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Published in

Chicago, Ill

Edition Notes

Originally published: c1987. With new introd.

Genre
Biography.

Classifications

Library of Congress
E185.97.S53 A3 2001, E185.97.S53A3 2001

The Physical Object

Pagination
xviii, 274 p. ;
Number of pages
274

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OL3581844M
Internet Archive
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ISBN 10
1556520743
LCCN
2002278291
OCLC/WorldCat
50410507
Library Thing
76534
Goodreads
100322

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