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. Assata Olugbala Shakur is a former member of the Black Liberation Army, who was convicted of the first-degree murder.

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The book made me question why the world is seemingly pushing for homogeneity when cultural diversity is a lot more interesting.

Assata Shakur

Assata Shakur’s conviction in a joke of a trial for a murder she clearly did not commit has not been reversed. By Assata Shakur autobiogtaphy believe in living.

As you would find with most any memoir, there are silences and gaps that seem to beg for more discussion and illumination. Shakur isn’t making any confessions here. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. On that night of May 2[n]d, did you shoot, kill, execute or have anything to do with the death of Trooper Werner Foerster?

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

Oof many ways, the book complements “The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” offering a black female perspective on American society of the 20th century.

I was hesitating between 3 and 4 stars. Contents Foreword by Lennox S Hinds vi. Judge Appleby eventually cut off funds for any further expert defense testimony. Assata Shakur was wrongfully imprisoned as part of the FBI and US government attacks on the political organizations of people of color.


For Assata, singled out to auyobiography made a cautionary example, the personal is exhaustingly, tortuously political. Assata-An Autobiography 20 49 Mar 20, It’s bigger than that. The New York Times.

Assata: An Autobiography

Looking back, because Or read this right after moving to Baltimore and before the uprisingit contextualized the violence and anger that exploded in my adopted city. This is a book about the misuse and abuse of power of the State.

I’m eternally grateful to Assata Shakur and her challenging autobiography. The whole thing boiled down to a simple equation: Retrieved from ” https: According to a New Jersey Police spokesperson, Assata Shakur was on her way to a “new hideout in Philadelphia” and “heading ultimately for Washington” and a book in the vehicle contained a list of potential BLA targets.

Assata: An Autobiography: Assata Shakur, Angela Davis: : Books

And, at worst, we see them die from drugs or oppression, shot down by police, or wasted away in jail. She was shot in the abdomen and arm. You can tell that she has if great personality, filled with intense emotions. All that rich blood.

For the majority of Assata’s s This book turned into a dnf for me. She was a foot soldier who had some strategic vision but revealed no indication as to why she should be on anyone’s radar. Certainly, parts of the story are omitted, and it’s hard to buy into the final chapter, an idyllic picture of Cuba where citizens are free and racism is non-existent.

Fo, I can attest to learning a good deal about the American justice system from her autobiography. Retrieved on April 7, It would burn me up every time somebody talked about Black people climbing the ladder of success.


Frankly, the more research one does on some of the historical events she describes in this statement alone, the more it becomes apparent that not only is what she describes accurate, but the injustices were often worse than she indicates see the New York City draft riots. They are interested in holding on to their power, while i was interested in taking it away.

Even t This is the compelling autobiography of one of America’s great modern New Afrikan revolutionary women.

Before jury selection was complete, it was discovered that Shakur was pregnant. That was one of the big problems in the Party.

This intensely personal and political autobiography sutobiography the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state. On it’s face this would seem to be the story of a life of a young black femal 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. I highly recommend this book to young black people who aautobiography seeking to gain a better understanding of of the world that they have been born into.