Black Lives Matter
This was the most important book to be published in the last year. It appeared at a crucial moment, with Black Lives Matter movement, the murders of unarmed black men, and the racial tensions simmering across America and across the globe.
Addressed as a letter to his teenage son, “Between The World And Me” takes a step back and situates the difficulties of the present within the calamities of the patterns of the past. It’s a blend of memoir, history, journalism and political theory that has, at its heart, a very complicated message which never once tries to simplify the complexities of the black body in the tradition of America.
Toni Morrison’s blurb for this book is pretty remarkable: “I’ve been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died. Clearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates.”
A must read for sure. Have you read it already?
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