Between the World and Me

Ebook Details

Authors

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Year 2015
Pages 176
Publisher Spiegel & Grau
Language en
ISBN 9780812993547
File Size 401.64 KB
File Format EPUB
Download Counter 1,875

Ebook Description

“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.” 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?