“Between the World and Me” is a book written by Ta-Nehisi Coates that addresses the challenges faced specifically by African Americans, but also offers broader insight into racial problems in America. The title refers to an address given by Coates’ father to him when he was younger, cautioning him about the danger of white supremacy and its pervasive effects on society. This moving account delves deep into personal experiences as well as historical events in order to explore how racism has shaped American history and continues to shape individual lives today.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the systemic racism that exists in America. It offers an important and unique perspective on race relations, providing historical context while also exploring personal experiences.
- Coates provides a unique and personal perspective on racism in America that is insightful and deeply moving.
- The book offers an important historical context for understanding the current state of race relations in America.
- It is well written and provocative, prompting readers to think critically about one of the most complex issues facing our nation
- The author’s experiences may not be relatable to everyone.
- The book can be dense and difficult to read at times.
- It addresses a number of heavy topics that can be emotionally challenging.
Learn more about the author
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a journalist, author and cultural critic. He has written for The Atlantic Monthly since 2008, where he covers topics such as racism in America, the Civil War and its aftermath, and the role of race in Barack Obama’s presidency. In addition to his journalistic work, Coates is also the recipient of a George Polk Award for Commentary. “Between the World and Me” is his first book.
“A searing, essential read.”
“You will be transformed by this book.”
“I found myself riveted to the text, wanting Coates to keep going even after I had turned the last page.”
“In clear and galvanizing prose, Coates confronts the enormity of America’s history with race and its implications for current society.”