Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates Author
An essay from a father to his son. A long essay on how to live, thrive and survive as an African American man, from a loving black father to his beautiful young black son.
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? You will empathize with Coates' dilemmas and hopes, as you take pleasure in the poetry of his prose.
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