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Between the world and me (2015. Auflage)

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"For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him -- most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear. What were they afraid of? In Tremble for My Country, Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings -- moments when he discovered some new truth about our long, tangled history of race, whether through his myth-busting professors at Howard University, a trip to a Civil War battlefield with a rogue historian, a journey to Chicago's South Side to visit aging survivors of 20th century America's 'long war on black people,' or a visit with the mother of a beloved friend who was shot down by the police. In his trademark style -- a mix of lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, essayistic argument, and reportage -- Coates provides readers a thrillingly illuminating new framework for understanding race: its history, our contemporary dilemma, and where we go from here"--… (mehr)
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Deep and insightful; lyrical and evocative, many strong points on race in this country. A powerful autobiography written in epistolary format. Wish this was presented as a core reading requirement during Undergrad. Studies. ( )
  jstruzzi | Jan 14, 2022 |
Deep and insightful; lyrical and evocative, many strong points on race in this country. A powerful autobiography written in epistolary format. Wish this was presented as a core reading requirement during Undergrad. Studies. ( )
  jstruzzi | Jan 14, 2022 |
So good. So heartbreaking, but so good. I think everyone should read it, especially everyone who thinks racism is dead, or who thinks that, since they don't use the n-word or burn crosses, they aren't racist. Basically, if you have trouble putting yourself in someone else's shoes, you should read this. ( )
  maryellencg | Jan 8, 2022 |
Read this. And as you read, don't judge, don't think of counter-arguments, even if what you are reading is uncomfortable for you. If it is uncomfortable for you, imagine how it felt for Coates to live and process and write this book. Read and listen and try to understand. I loved every eye-opening sentence. ( )
  ms_rowse | Jan 1, 2022 |
it's a must read ( )
  austinburns | Dec 16, 2021 |
Between the World and Me is, in important ways, a book written toward white Americans, and I say this as one them. White Americans may need to read this book more urgently and carefully than anyone, and their own sons and daughters need to read it as well. This is not to say this is a book about white people, but rather that it is a terrible mistake for anyone to assume that this is just a book about nonwhite people. In the broadest terms Between the World and Me is about the cautious, tortured, but finally optimistic belief that something beyond these categories persists. Implicit in this book’s existence is a conviction that people are fundamentally reachable, perhaps not all of them but enough, that recognition and empathy are within grasp, that words and language are capable of changing people, even if—especially if—those words are not ones people prefer to hear.
hinzugefügt von elenchus | bearbeitenslate.com, Jack Hamilton (Jul 9, 2015)
 
In the scant space of barely 160 pages, Atlantic national correspondent Coates (The Beautiful Struggle) has composed an immense, multifaceted work. This is a poet's book, revealing the sensibility of a writer to whom words—exact words—matter....It's also a journalist's book, not only because it speaks so forcefully to issues of grave interest today, but because of its close attention to fact...As a meditation on race in America, haunted by the bodies of black men, women, and children, Coates's compelling, indeed stunning, work is rare in its power to make you want to slow down and read every word. This is a book that will be hailed as a classic of our time.
hinzugefügt von theaelizabet | bearbeitenPublishers Weekly
 

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COATES, Ta-NehisiHauptautoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Cornets de Groot, Rutger H.ÜbersetzerCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Cunningham, CarolineGestaltungCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Mollica, GregUmschlaggestalterCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
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"For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him -- most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear. What were they afraid of? In Tremble for My Country, Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings -- moments when he discovered some new truth about our long, tangled history of race, whether through his myth-busting professors at Howard University, a trip to a Civil War battlefield with a rogue historian, a journey to Chicago's South Side to visit aging survivors of 20th century America's 'long war on black people,' or a visit with the mother of a beloved friend who was shot down by the police. In his trademark style -- a mix of lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, essayistic argument, and reportage -- Coates provides readers a thrillingly illuminating new framework for understanding race: its history, our contemporary dilemma, and where we go from here"--

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