Book Review:”Between the World and Me”

Book three of my 2019 Reading Challenge.

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates came to my university in 2017 and I couldn’t find time to attend his talk about his book Between the World and Me. I regret not attending.

The book was that year’s common reading for all incoming students at the University of Oregon and I was not an incoming student so I did not pay attention to the recommended book. I should have paid attention, I should have read the book then and attended his talk.

Nevertheless, I have finally read Between the World and Me, a letter to Coates’s young son. The letter reveals personal experiences of Coates growing up and living as a black man in America.  It’s a powerful, enlightening and must-read piece of art.

Find it, download it, borrow it, buy it, however you are able to read it.

Stay tuned for my next book review: The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr




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