Page 1. Assata (Shakur),. An. Autobiography. Digitalized by. RevSocialist for. SocialistStories. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Author, Assata Shakur. Country, United States, Cuba. Language, English Assata: An Autobiography is a autobiographical book by Assata Shakur. On May 2, , Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome.

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Davis No preview available – Edgar Hoover’s campaign to defame, assat, and criminalize Black nationalist organizations and their leaders, Shakur was incarcerated for four years prior to her conviction on flimsy evidence in as an accomplice to murder.

Assata: An Autobiography

Wear your scars like jewelry cause they were bought with blood. Views Read Edit View history. View all 3 comments. I loved how Assata spoke of her personal life and makes the reader understand why she feels the way she does about humanity. An Autobiography’, auobiography a necessary reminder of how potently the echoes of the civil rights era remain with us today, argues Terence Elliott-Cooper.

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Political Journeys Monday, March 21, 0: What strikes me is that she keeps saying she wanted to be a revolutionist. Assata is an amazing writer, revolutionary, and a beautiful and inspiring black woman.

Shakur also talked about things as they related to foreign policy: Never let her out for exercise. While politicians increase their salaries, millions of people are being laid off.

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The site also claims Assata had taken part in robberies and help others organize police killings. Additionally, there are sometimes when Shakur makes the pronoun “I” lowercase and there are instances in which she leaves the pronoun capitalized. A bright spark in Saharawi-Algerian solidarity Wednesday, May 9, As with other similar autobiographies, the racism described is shocking, and Shakur paints in detail the systematic abuse and racism inflicted on her by the criminal justice system.

Why is Theresa May helping shqkur On May 2,Black Panther Assata Shakur aka JoAnne Chesimard lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper.

Even if she was innocent of most of what she had been accused, I find it very hard to believe she was spotless. Her marriage is summed up in one pitiful paragraph. Sep 09, Aubrey rated it it was amazing Shelves: All the things I ever look for in a book.

For Autobjography, singled out to be assatta a cautionary example, the personal is exhaustingly, tortuously political. As long as you’ve got a system with a top and a bottom, Black people are always going to wind up at the bottom, because we’re the easiest to discriminate against.

She offers in this book a scathing indictment of the prison system a system which has only grown worse and more powerfuland of the racism that continues to operate in the U. This was one of the first Goodreads recommendation I ever received by goodreads recommendation I mean the computer generated algorithm based on the books that I entered onto my profile. Her stormy temper, huge capacity for love and gift for articulating oppression all increase her vulnerability in the hostile circumstances, but also her story’s appeal and my admiration for her There’s also a fascinating flavour here of the strands of Black Power movement and mood in Black USian communities in the late 60s autobioyraphy early 70s.


Whether or not you believe her guilty, the discussions her book invites – on race, wealth, the role of government agencies, the American autoviography and prison systems, drug culture – are crucial.

It would burn me up every time somebody talked about Black people assxta the ladder of success. Autkbiography say you’re crazy cause you not crazy enough to kneel This is perhaps so far the greatest book I’ve read in a long, long time. Refresh and try again.

On the other hand, each time she is tried in court, the defense sound like so much evidence was corrupted by police to make Assata sound guilty.