Ta-Nehisi Coates is an American journalist and author of the bestselling books The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between The World And Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. He is also the author of the Marvel comics The Black Panther and Captain America.
“Monotony Is a Luxury”: A Reading List of Black Writers and Journalists
Read powerful writing from black writers and journalists in this reading list.
Ta-Nehisi Coates: Plunder and the Killing Fields
Courtesy of The LitHub, read an excerpt from Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book, Between the World and Me.
The Case For Repair, Part 1
At the blog of the Urban History Association, N. D. B. Connolly examines Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “The Case for Reparations”: “As a synthesis of housing discrimination, property-based white supremacy, and family history, Coates is on fire, as usual. . . . As an actual case for reparations, though, I found myself strangely unsatisfied.”
On Coates, Cultural Capital, and Remotism
Writer Philip Christman responds to an Atlantic essay by Ta-Nehisi Coates: “When you use the term ‘cultural capital,’ you are using a metaphor that suggests that learning a language, knowing how to use a library, falling in love with Balzac—these things are all best compared to money.”
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