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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Rhinocerous woman – this world is blind and slight of mind and cannot see how beautiful you are.

Assata: An Autobiography

The book was extremely readable and well written and you can hear her voice, her pain and feelings seep through almost all the pages. The long version is described here, powerfully and convincingly. But my response to that is, if you haven’t experience the racism she has, be humble. It is more important for us to think about where the media adsata its information.

Very down-to-earth, very honest, very informative.

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To hate someone, to discriminate against them, and to attack them because of b racial characteristics is one of the most primitive, reactionary, ignorant ways of thinking that exists. Shakur isn’t making any confessions here. Prior to reading Assata’s words, I knew very little about black nationalism from the perspective of a black nationalist.

It happened to girls who were at the wrong place at the wrong time. Even though these events may have happened just as she wrote them, the tone in which she wrote each event forced me to take her verbal recaps with a grain of salt. I have heard about Angela Davis and other members of the Black Panther Party as well as the parties contributions to the communities they organized.


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bt I did find it odd that, after all this great material, that Shakur went back and emphasized how the revolutionary struggle must be scientific in order to avoid emotional compromise, in other words emphasizing the assara “objectivity” preached by every tendril of the patriarchy. She has such a brilliant sense of humour. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Aug 27, Lulu rated it it was amazing. Rhinocerous woman, big momma in a little world. Preview — Assata by Assata Shakur.

What the book doesn’t explain is why? Shakur is not a perfect role model.

Shakur was deluged with criminal cases – kidnap, armed robbery, bank hold-ups. The chapters alternate, with the even chapters telling the story of Assata’s youth and maturation, and the rest documenting her later life, beginning with the story of that infamous NJ Turnpike shootout.

This is one of the most riveting books I have ever read. Views Read Edit View history. Return to Book Page. Yes that would be the judge a book by its cover analysis. Mar 20, LeeTravelGoddess rated it it was amazing Shelves: I feel she wanted to matter.

If it isn’t growing, it’s stagnant, and without the support of the people, no movement for liberation can exist, no matter how correct its analysis of the situation is. The book took too long to read, was not well-written, and left me unsatisfied. This was a wonderful read.

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What was most striking to me about the autobiography was the vicious police brutality and the blatant disregard for due process of law, her civil rights, and what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

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Why was she there? Back then, when i was growing up, boys gang-banging or gang-raping a girl was a pretty common thing. It was a question of how. Thanks for telling us about the problem. All them youngbloods musta gave you a transfusion. You gave them you. Lawrence Hill Books [1]. Even t This is the compelling autobiography of one of America’s great modern New Afrikan revolutionary women.

Why is Theresa May helping them? This is surprising, in view of the endemic racism of the courts at the time, but Shakur explains in straightforward terms the techniques she and her lawyers used to attempt to ensure as fair a trial as possible.

They are interested in holding on to their power, while i was interested in taking it away.

That was the one thing i dug about those days. Also the poem at the end about chopping off slave masters’ heads and putting arsenic in apple pies took me off a little. An Autobiography Assata Shakur Limited preview – What was also apparent assats that Shakur was very intelligent and insightful civil rights activist, feminist, a bit of a philosopher and a poet. To win we have got to wear down our oppressors, little by little, and, at the same time, strengthen our forces, slowly but surely She offers in this book a scathing indictment of the prison system a system which has only grown worse and more powerfuland of This book is both a wonderful read, and extremely thought-provoking.