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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Everything is a lie in amerika, and the thing that keeps it autobioography is that so many people believe the lie. Apr 24, Shanae rated it liked it. The poor medical attention for her during her pregnancy had the potential of promoting a miscarriage with the implication that it seemed to be preferable to the State.

It happened to girls who were at the wrong place at the wrong time. This made me want to read much more about Cuban history. Never let her out for exercise. And no people’s war can be won without the support of the masses of people.

Assata: An Autobiography

This I didn’t get at all. I feel that she wanted recognition even more than Black liberation but that’s just my opinion.

I was long past the day when i thought that reform could possibly work, but revolution was a big question mark. Davis No preview available – But she does not let this stop her from trying to create change.


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Retrieved from ” https: A riveting account of a prominent black activist in s USA, on her upbringing, her struggles with the system at large, and her endless and senseless incarceration. Jan 03, Christian rated it liked it Shelves: 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 autobiograhpy trooper.

In the beginning of this book it took me a few minutes to get used to her writing style. All the things I ever look for in a book.

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She was subjected to torture while hospital staff looked the other way – at one point a policeman thrust his fingers, covered in some kind of caustic substance, into her eyes. The autobiographies autobiogrsphy Elaine Brown and Huey Newton, among others, are of course seminal texts, but each has its flaws and shortcomings. I also enjoyed the intertwining poems with the chapters in the book.

Pages to import images to Wikidata. Criticism and self-criticism were not encouraged…” Assata opens herself up to share her beliefs, some of them as unpopular as her criticisms of the Black Panther Party, making her more trustworthy. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Nobody is going asstaa give you the education you need to overthrow autohiography. Black skin, sweaty, shiny, hurling your ball bomb into the hoop right on target.


Dec 11, Bryan rated it it was amazing. Blood ready to flow towards freedom. The current incumbent of the White House has demanded her extradition from Cuba as part of his “re-set” of Obama’s normalisation of relations with that country. This was a wonderful read.

Ideas What Makes a Revolution? What you need is a revolution. 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.

The book took too long to read, was not well-written, and left me unsatisfied. And in azsata blood of infinity.