Between The World & Me
TITLE: BETWEEN THE WORLD & ME
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Text Publishing Company; UK ed. edition (24 Sept. 2015)
- ISBN-13: 978-1925240702
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.4 x 23.7 cm
- Price £10.99
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME is Ta-Nehisi Coates' attempt to answer those questions, presented in the form of a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son - and readers - the story of his own awakening to the truth about history and race through a series of revelatory experiences: immersion in nationalist mythology as a child; engagement with history, poetry and love at Howard University; travels to Civil War battlefields and the South Side of Chicago; a journey to France that reorients his sense of the world; and pilgrimages to the homes of mothers whose children's lives have been taken as American plunder. Masterfully woven from lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME offers a powerful new framework for understanding America's history and current crisis, and a transcendent vision for a way forward.