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ISBN : 0812993543
Éditeur : Spiegel & Grau (14/07/2015)

Note moyenne : 4.5/5 (sur 4 notes)
Résumé :
Readers of his work in The Atlantic and elsewhere know Ta-Nehisi Coates for his thoughtful and influential writing on race in America. Written as a series of letters to his teenaged son, his new memoir, Between the World and Me, walks us through the course of his life, from the tough neighborhoods of Baltimore in his youth, to Howard University—which Coates dubs “The Mecca” for its revelatory community of black students and teachers—to the broader Meccas of New York... >Voir plus
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LePoint   25 janvier 2016
Le best-seller du nouveau et brillantissime intellectuel afro-américain bouscule les États-Unis. Jusqu'à la Maison-Blanche.
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IcibachudunIcibachudun   11 décembre 2017
I thought back on the sit-ins, the protestors with their stoic faces, the ones I'd once scorned for hurling their bodies at the worst things in life. [...] And all those old photographs from the 1960's, all those films I beheld of black people prostrate before clubs and dogs, were not simply shameful, indeed were not shameful at all - they were just true. [...] Perhaps that was, is, the hope of the movement : to awaken the Dreamers, to rouse them to the facts of what their need to be white, to talk like they are white, to think that they are white, which is to think that they are beyond the design flaws of humanity, has done to the world.
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Under_The_MoonUnder_The_Moon   05 mars 2016
" Good intention " is a hall pass through history, a sleeping pill that ensures the Dream.
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Under_The_MoonUnder_The_Moon   02 mars 2016
All I know is, the violence rose from the fear like smoke from the fire, and I cannot say whether that violence, even administered in fear and love, sounded the alarm or choked us at the exit.
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IcibachudunIcibachudun   11 décembre 2017
... a quote I once read from the novelist Saul Bellow. I can't remember where I read it, or when - only that I was already at Howard. "Who is the Tolstoy of the Zulus?" Bellow quipped.
... I discovered an essay by Ralph Wiley in which he responded to Bellow's quip. "Tolstoy is the Tolstoy of the Zulus," wrote Wiley.
And still and all I knew that *we were* something, that we were a tribe - on one hand, invented, and on the other, no less real.
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