Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates is an audiobook presented as a letter that was written to the author’s teenager son. In the letter, he included a lot of symbolisms, feelings and even realities related with being black in the U.S. In the audiobook, the author tells the U.S. history and explains his son how racist violence is immersed in America’s culture.
He narrates the story from the perspective of his experience of youth in Baltimore. He explains how different institutions such as school, police, and even “the street” applied discipline, threatened and even endangered the life of black men and women.
This piece was inspired by The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin’s 1963. But Coates seem the supremacy as a force which the black men will always fight against and that they would never win.
It is an intelligently masterpiece that, according to Toni Morrison, filled an intellectual gao that was left by Baldwin.
The audiobook by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me is in incredible representation of how American Culture has tried to pacify the black people’s struggle by trying to silence their rage and unconformity of living in a Society that still showcases disadvantages towards the black men and women.
This amazing audiobook is presented as a letter written for the author’s teen son. There he explains how American History is filled with blood shed by black men and women that have been fighting for hundreds of year asking for a change. A lot has been achieved in the fight for racial equality. However, Coates presents a white supremacy that will never cease to exist which is why the black men and women will always be struggling against it.
This book has been regarded as an intellectual piece of art and has received the MacArthur Genius Award. The book is seemed as a combination of non-fiction, political theory and autobiography.
Between the World and Me clearly screams the fact that it is a tradition that the American system destroys the black. He says that this behavior was encrypted in America’s culture since the very beginning of the nation, and it was also reinforced during its development and this is why the black men and women will always have to fight for their right not to be disembodied.