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  • Between the World and Me

  • Written by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Narrated by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
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"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.

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  • what a book that was

  • By tara on 2017-11-08

what a book that was

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Reviewed: 2017-11-08

a gripping account from beginning to end of a life and struggle of being black. no one should have to endure injustice like this sadly so very many people do. I'm not black myself amd cant comprehend how it is to live life that way but I could connect on a few issues raised later in the book. this book is poetic and honest and so well written. I'm sad it wasn't longer. this book was recommend to me by a friend who was studying it in school and I absolutely recommend it to everyone else

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