Review of BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • ROBIN Beth Levenson Asst. Professor of Comm. Studies at LaGuardia CC, CUNY
Keywords: Social Justice

Abstract

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates has written a poetical polemic in the form of a letter to his young son. It is an autobiographical account of Coates' coming of age in Baltimore, his life at Howard University, and in New York City.  At once moving and confrontational, Coates describes "those people who think they are white" and the African American legacy of the struggle for freedom.

Author Biography

ROBIN Beth Levenson, Asst. Professor of Comm. Studies at LaGuardia CC, CUNY
Asst. Professor of Communication StudiesHumanities Dept.LaGuardia CC, CUNY

References

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me. New York: Spiegel & Gau, 2015.

James Baldwin, "My Dungeon Shook — Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation," The Progressive, Dec. 1, 1962.

Published
2017-05-31
Section
Book Review & Resources