Ta-Nehisi Coates Reflects On Race, The Obama Era, And Trump In ‘We Were Eight Years In Power: An American Tragedy’
Ayanna DeVaughn – Social Media Specialist
The National Book Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates brings us a selection of timely and “urgently relevant” essays with his latest release, We Were Eight Years In Power: An American Tragedy.
The collection is comprised primarily of eight iconic essays originally published in The Atlantic during Barack Obama’s presidency, with each piece being prefaced with new insight and perspective from Coates in retrospect. He additionally examines the new voices, ideas, and activism that emerged over the Obama era. And with a sharp contrast, the collection ends with a jarring look at present times under Donald Trump, who Coates controversially refers to as America’s “first white president.”
Tomorrow, October 3rd, One World Publishing will release the highly anticipated We Were Eight Years In Power: An American Tragedy, a memoir that is already generating important dialogues about the apprehensive future of our nation. With his third book, Ta-Nehisi Coates continues to be one of the most crucial and necessary voices in regards to race, politics, and American history. Join the conversation by purchasing We Were Eight Years In Power: An American Tragedy here.