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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Toni Mariani Still get heard! After reading this autobiography, I still don’t know why. 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.
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They are interested in holding on to their power, while i was interested in taking it away. Feb ’17 February Monthly Read: An Autobiography is a autobiographical book by Assata Shakur. Do we really need to know that she had this many lawyers for this case and So-And-So thought So-And-So who was white and from Jersey would autobipgraphy the “best” lawyer for this situation. They say you’re crazy cause you not crazy enough to kneel when told to kneel. Autobjography he defined the autobiotraphy.
To win we have got to wear down our oppressors, little by little, and, at the same time, strengthen our forces, slowly but surely The life is a showing of how much black women are hated, mistreated and above all disrespected!
Ideas What Makes a Revolution? I feel that she wanted recognition even more than Black liberation but that’s just my opinion.
These stories are immensely valuable and superbly told; many of them would have otherwise been forgotten. The issue with deriving the majority of knowledge I deem autoviography worth from Tumblr is the all too often reactionary invalidation coupled with my intake.
Trials were moved to counties were the demographic make-up meant the jury was almost guaranteed to be all white.
Assata: An Autobiography
Return to Book Page. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free. Long a target of J. She doesn’t pretend to have all the answers or to be a “true revolutionary”. She had been raised to be different. Developed and hosted by Usayd. 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.
Rhinocerous woman, big momma in a little world. Contents Foreword by Lennox S Hinds vi. The result is a signal contribution to the literature about growing up Black in America that has already taken its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou. Account Options Sign in. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Shakur’s style is unique and powerful. I have no sympathy for symphonies. Capitalism meant that rich businessmen owned the wealth, while socialism meant that the people who made the wealth owned it. A story that is sadly as timely as ever. All we usually hear about are the so-called responsible leaders, the ones who are “responsible” to our oppressors. While she spent some time trying to be a grown-up on the streets of NYC when she was just an adolescent, she ultimately went to college and discovered political movements fighting for Black liberation.
The whole book was very readable and informative.
Oct 10, Ciara rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Blood ready to flow towards freedom. But one percent of the people in this country control autobiogrxphy percent of the wealth. What was most striking to me about the autobiography was the vicious police brutality and the blatant disregard for due process of law, her autpbiography rights, and what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
I will forever love and return to this book. For the first part of the book, the main emotion was disgust asssata shock, firstly at the police brutality Assata experienced it was very hard to read some of the graphic scenesand autohiography at the American judicial system which was clearly racist.
She was an absentee mother, I do n I am compelled to review this autobiography so harshly that I am afraid I might make unfounded assertions about this memoir that may be completely false, but these are all my opinions.
In fact she was shot, and medical reports showed she must have been sitting and had her hands in the air when she was shot. How can this happen? As a member of the BPP, Assata criticized the lack of organization and open sexism in the party and autobioraphy left. I would recommend this book to someone who is an avid history buff, African-African Literature lover, or extremely fond of feminist narratives.
Both the democratic party and the republican party are controlled by millionaires. She was a foot soldier who had some strategic vision but revealed no indication as to why she should be on anyone’s radar. My first favorite of these was her statement that revolutionaries need to constantly engage with the people, as those on the sidelines who are not shamur by the revolutionaries will always be indoctrinated by the white-washing school and the fear-mongering state.
Armed struggle can never be successful by itself; it must be part of an overall strategy for winning, and the strategy must be political as well as military Yet, I am not entirely sure I would agree with all of Assata’s views and ideologies.