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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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"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

True literature

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Reviewed: 2018-12-03

This is one of the most beautifully written books that I have read in my entire life. While listening to it I realized that I was not hearing just a story but was experiencing real literature. Emotionally powerful, lyrically written. It is one of the most accessible and perhaps important books on race, fatherhood and relationships. And like all great art provocative and occasionally difficult to hear. A masterpiece.