LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Between the World and Me

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Audiobooks of the Month Biography / Autobiography The Real World

Between the World and Me Synopsis

Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race” (Rolling Stone)

NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN • NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, 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? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?

Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.

Celebrate the Release of My Name Is Tani with a Copy of the Book and a Deluxe Chess Set!

Celebrate the Release of My Name Is Tani with a Copy of the Book and a Deluxe Chess Set!

Closing date: 17/10/2020

To celebrate the release of My Name is Tani by Tanitoluwa Adewumi, Craig Borlase we are giving away a copy of the book and a deluxe chess set! My Name is Tani is "recommended for readers who love discovering human stories that don’t shirk from the truth, but still radiate a feel-good message of hope." Joanne Owen, Expert Reviewer This draw is open only for UK residents currently in the UK and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. The draw closes on 17th October 2020. The winners will be notified as soon as possible.

Enter Now

If you loved this, you might like these...

My Name is Tani
Zero Negativity
Once Upon A Tyne
Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed.

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780147520500
Publication date: 14/07/2015
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

ISBN: 9780147520500
Publication date: 14th July 2015
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Format: Audiobook
Genres: Audiobooks of the Month, Biography / Autobiography, The Real World,
Categories:

About Ta-Nehisi Coates

More About Ta-Nehisi Coates

More Books By Ta-Nehisi Coates

Cover for The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Cover for Black Panther Vol. 3: The Intergalactic Empire Of Wakanda Part One by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Cover for Black Panther Book 9: The Intergalactic Empire Of Wakanda Part 4 by Ta-Nehisi Coates
View All Books By Ta-Nehisi Coates

Share this book