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Between the World and Me

por Ta-Nehisi Coates

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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"--… (mais)
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  vorefamily | Feb 22, 2024 |
A genuinely amazing read. It is rare for me to realize that a book will occupy my thoughts for many years to come when I still in the process of am reading it. This book has many ideas that I will be chewing over and fitting against everyday life for a very long time. ( )
  Tip44 | Feb 21, 2024 |
As a high school student I took a course on what we would now call African-American literature amd was first introduced to the classics of James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison's incomparable "Invisible Man," "Letters to a Soledad Brother," "The Autobiography of Malcolm X," and the prison letters of Martin Luther King. There's so much of this story that echoes those classics and updates them with recent experience in American cities of racial profiling, excessive violence used by police on the streets of American cities, Trayvon Martin, and so many more. Coates wears his intellectual armour in the poorest streets of West Baltimore, on the slightly less menacing streets of New York, even to the rarefied air of Paris. Today a black man on the streets of America, by himself, with his friends, or just driving down the street in his car, is not safe. Pure and simple. ( )
  MylesKesten | Jan 23, 2024 |
Everyone should read this book. ( )
  LibrarianDest | Jan 3, 2024 |
R. L. Stephens here and the great Cornel West here are able to convey my souring on Coates better than I ever could. ( )
  ethorwitz | Jan 3, 2024 |
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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.
adicionada por elenchus | editarslate.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.
adicionada por theaelizabet | editarPublishers Weekly
 

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Ta-Nehisi Coatesautor principaltodas as ediçõescalculado
Cornets de Groot, Rutger H.Tradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Cunningham, CarolineDesignerautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Mollica, GregDesigner da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado

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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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