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Open Books Open Minds - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Open Books--Open Minds Book of the Year, 2017/2018

Interviews with Ta-Nehisi Coates on his latest book

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

Ta-Nahesi Coates

Book Cover for "We Were Eight Years in Power"

     “We were eight years in power” was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America’s “first white president.” (excerpt from Kirkus Review)

Robin Young of the National Public Radio and WBUR radio news magazine Here and Now , interviews "Between the World and me " author Coates about his new book.