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Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, a finalist for the National Book Award. A MacArthur “Genius Grant” fellow, Coates has received the National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, and the George Polk Award for his Atlantic cover story “The Case for Reparations.” He lives in New York with his wife and son.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Books by Ta-Nehisi Coates

by Ta-Nehisi Coates - Biography, Politics, Sociology

Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men --- bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it?