Entre el mundo y yo(based on Goodreads ratings)
Published 2017 by Seix Barral ; México by Editorial Planeta, Barcelona
Bib Id 2105455
Description 194 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
03190cam a2200529Ki 4500
9786070739583 (paperback) $12.95
Between the world and me. Spanish
Entre el mundo y yo
2017 by Seix Barral ; México : by Editorial Planeta, Barcelona :
194 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Translation of: Between the world and me.
Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a 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? Between the World and Me is Coates's attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son -- and readers -- the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children's lives were taken as American plunder.
National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2015
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