This book is an engaging read. An insight to Assata's challenging life from confused child to revolutionary, fighting for the people she loved the most. To have to fight for your life, to be beaten because you were framed, to been thrown away from the world like a bag of trash, to try and fight for your freedom when you have all odds against you is everything she went through. Synopsis. Zed Books; 2nd Revised ed. I'm very thankful tha Ms. Shakur wrote this autobiography and thankful for everyone that helped her along the way in her journey. This book is an engaging read. Thank you Assata, you are loved! Long a target of J. Edgar Hoover's campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist organizations and their leaders, Shakur was incarcerated for four years prior to her conviction on flimsy evidence in 1977 as an accomplice to murder. This book is a work of art. It's painful at times because as a white person I am ashamed of how Black people have been treated. “It is our duty to fight for our freedom. She includes some of her own poetry that is relevant to the bigger story. Read 1,166 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. She includes some of her own poetry that is relevant to the bigger story. The language is amazing as well the abundance of language techniques was put well together. Picking up her autobiography, first published in 1988, for the first time in nearly 20 years, I was struck by an odd sense that her brave and powerful account of the black power movement in the 1960s and 1970s feels almost more relevant than when I first read it. Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2017. Many have given up or fell for the illusion of freedom. Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2017. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work. : From the Projects to Prep School: A Memoir. What I loved was how she was very honest about the struggles she went through as a black child and how each time she was growing up she always had the desire to educate herself in a lot of issues. But also i feel like she did an amazing job of showing how racism had transformed over time. Assata is a well paced book that is easy to read and enjoyable. Whether it's Native people, Appalachian miners, Indian Dalits, it won't matter. The non linear structure and how she kept switching from her childhood perspective growing up to when she was getting arrested and all the struggles she went through being a prisoner and going through all the trials. From a young, misinformed girl/young woman into an all out force of intellectual brute strength - all of her experiences are all too familiar to Amerika’s black and brown population which reminds me that as much as things change, somethings seem to stay the same. I read her book and some of her experiences were exactly like mine. The lengths to which the capitalist structure in amerika will go to subvert equality is instructional. It took me on an emotional ride. There was a problem loading your book clubs. An insight to Assata's challenging life from confused child to revolutionary, fighting for the people she loved the most. Just essay Assata Shakur's book "ASSATA: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY," concentrating ONE CENTRAL THESIS expanding . Assata: An Autobiography is a 1988 autobiographical book by Assata Shakur. Unable to add item to List. I'm so glad I ordered this book, it was unreal the circumstances that she went though along with other freedom fighters. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 6, 2020. The writing was very vivid as you read you feel like you are living in the moment. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. At times her story made me cry, but in no way does it try to milk emotion; indeed it is usually understated. Anthony O. Edmonds, Ball State Univ., Muncie, Ind. Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2020. There's a problem loading this menu right now. This book was eye opening. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”. I loved everything about this book. Before I read this, I knew about COINTELPRO and the FBI’s mission to destabilise black communities and black liberation activists in the us, but reading about it in clinical white academic dates and times doesn’t communicate even a tiny bit of the damage they did to black liberation activists. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. This book is not for the fragile. Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download. Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2018. As a beautiful, brown woman I appreciate the strength of other strong women and I try to draw on their experiences to make me a better person. Assata Shakur's book "ASSATA: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY," essay talks concept, references book, books. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. I’m just in love with assata and reading her book really made me realize how much black women live the same experiences even when we don’t know eachother. She was constantly put in situations where most would say she was in a losing battle yet she never stopped fighting! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 28, 2013. Her condemnation of the ‘one per cent’ (who control the wealth) and the criminal justice system resonates strongly with contemporary movements such as Occupy and Black Lives Matter.”. One of the most important memoirs you will ever read, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 28, 2018. Everyone should read this book...every woman, every man. On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. First, the most important need of any social revolution is education based on the historical truths about world-wide oppression. by Lawrence Hill Books. New Book Assata: In Her Own Words . Please try your request again later. Revolutionary Suicide: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition), Do I Dare Disturb the Universe? Assata: An Autobiography traces events from Assata Shakur’s early childhood to her political refugee status in Cuba. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Does this book contain inappropriate content? Wake Up Now! The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. November 1st 1999 The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. The global exploitation of the vast majority of humanity has to end, and it starts by being informed and most of us agreeing that it will end. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Her story was unbelievable yet she survived to tell it and I'm so glad that we get to learn and understand the mistakes made from others so that one day peace and justice will be. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 6, 2020. Mariah Carey Is Telling Her Own Story (and Recommending Books). Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2017. Living now in Cuba as an escaped felon, she continues her utopian plea for revolution. An insight to the unfair justice system and imperialistic system aka United States of America. At times her story made me cry, but in no way does it try to milk emotion; indeed it is usually understated. 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