We Were Eight Years in Power: by Ta-Nehisi Coates | Conversation Starters
In “We Were Eight Years in Power”, readers are introduced to the perspective of disenfranchised citizens and politicians whose fight for the unprecedented election of a black president was just the forefront of a much bigger and more serious movement. The novel draws on the historical failure of Reconstruction-era black politicians to achieve democratic equality, examining and focusing on the modern movements that characterized a resurgence of movements for justice.
Ta-Nehisi Coates delivers “We Were Eight Years in Power” with a striking and powerful tone, critically deconstructing the Obama era and its events, followed by the next election, through intimate perspective. Praised by The Washington Post and Kirkus Reviews among others, this book aims to shed light on the modern struggle for equality.
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