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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This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state. The only alternative left was to fight for them, and we are going to have to fight like any other people who have fought for liberation.

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. Want to Read saving…. May 01, Lady-R rated it really liked it Shelves: While politicians take free trips around the world, those same politicians cut back food stamps for the poor.

While I didn’t agree with everything she wrote, especially the need for an armed struggle, I felt the frustration that Shakur described.

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I was long past the day when i thought that reform could possibly work, but revolution was a big question mark. The details of her trials, thoroughly explicated for readers, are just downright boring. Overall, I felt dissatisfied with this book. Even t This is the compelling autobiography of one of America’s great modern New Afrikan revolutionary women. Yet, she escaped and is so strong, so clear, so right in her heart and her head that not only her beautiful body, but her sense of humor and vulnerability to love survived.


The book came across as particularly prescient in the age of government overreach and “oversight”, the metoo movement, the civil rights and lack their of for certain people, voter supression and it roll in the perversion of the criminal justice system and the violent spread of capitalism and it’s conflation with democracy.

Yet, I am not entirely sure I would agree with all of Assata’s views and ideologies.

The schools we go to are reflections of the society that created them. She also became pregnant and gave birth while incarcerated during her many trials, and wrote about the experience with such autobiograpyh insight into both the reality of her situation and the strength of her hope for the future that I recommend it to all. BLA broke her out zssata prison and hid her for several years before she received political asylum in Cuba.

This organisation took a stand for assafa freedom and justice of all people, focusing on the class struggle, and applying socialist theory in order to gain self-determination for Black people. Despite all of these injustices what shines through is her vibrancy, her love for her people, her love of life.

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Edgar Hoover’s campaign to defame, infiltrate, 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. After some reflection, my thoughts aktobiography that this was a condemnation of the suicidal violence mentality she encountered during her time in the Black Panther Party.

In short, political persecution.

Should be on everyone’s top Books by Assata Shakur. No trivia or quizzes yet. While I read The Autobiography of Malcolm Xthere is a difference between reading the words of a dead man and those of a living woman both on socially constructed and biologically factual constructed grounds.


I feel she wanted to matter I sure took my time shakkur this.

Al Sharpton are common currency, but with little formal teaching of black history in this country one must go in search of the truth, and the best place to start is to hear or read about it directly. Long a target of J. It is our duty asssta win.

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

The long version is described here, powerfully and convincingly. It doesn’t take much time to say, but the context of connection between the revolutionary days before my time and assaat now of tanks in Ferguson and parallels between the Berlin Wall and the Palestine-Israel barriers is invaluable. It would burn me up every time somebody talked about Black people climbing the ladder of success.

I find it hard to believe that hsakur she was guiltless or the Black liberation Army was guiltless. And in the wisdom of the eyes. This is perhaps so far the greatest book I’ve read in a long, long time. 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 be the “best” lawyer for this situation.

License plates alone would amount to millions. Lists autobiograhy This Book. All that strong blood.