We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

by Ta-Nehisi Coates


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We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Coates is an incredible writer and thinker!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Compelling. Should be read by every person who had descended from Africa.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish he would now use his insight and intelligence to offer a way forward to a more humane country,
Crimald More than 1 year ago
An insightful book Just as with "Between the World and Me", Coates' work is impressive, poignant, and resonant. The language is beautiful, and all of his arguments are intently supported with evidence that adds credibility to the artful language. I would not recommend this book as a sequel to "Between the World and Me"; the format is very different. It is a compilation of articles he wrote for The Atlantic during Obama's presidency, with in-between more current comments and narrations of Coates' perspective on them now. It is NOT a glorification of Obama - quite the contrary, it is more critical of him than I would have expected, and critical of almost all political parties and ideologies. It is also not a piece of anger literature against the sects of America that elected Donald Trump, although those feelings of anger are definitely depicted. It recalls all parts and pieces of America's racial history in incredible debt and does not focus exclusively on BLM or even MLK's Civil Rights Movement. I would recommend it strongly.