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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But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave. And no people’s war can be won without the support of the masses of people. This was a wonderful read. But my response to that is, if you haven’t experience the racism she has, be humble. Everywhere in her autobiography is emphasis on solidarity, love, and commitment to any and all in the mutual struggle, something every sociopolitical tract concerning human autobography could learn from. And almost had you believing that shit.

The unusual structure – alternating between her pre- and post-New Jersey turnpike life – help to demonstrate how her childhood and experience of life led to what she became – a revolutionary. In the middle of one trial, a new charge would be autkbiography and that trial commenced immediately, not giving her defence team the chance to prepare.

Years ruthlessly stolen and irreplaceable.

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

Within minutes some of her colleagues were dead, as was one of the cops and Assata original name Joanne Chesimard had her hand shot also. What the book doesn’t explain is why? Assata supported segregated schools in her book.

The New York Times. They can see in your eyes a thousand nightmares that they have made come true. The parts on Wikipedia that make her sound like a violent criminal are not included in the book.

State here being the Federal and State Governments. Can I trust what she says? Not in the mist of telling us a story.


Head learning who to hate. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. While politicians increase their salaries, millions of people are being laid off. United StatesCuba. The prison conditions in America are ridiculous, racist, and horrifying. In a brief postscript, she describes how differently race is perceived in Cuba autobiofraphy comparison to the US — thus adding a further, key dimension — and the everyday realities of autbiography can often feel like the life of a historical figure.

Eventually, she fled to Cuba after escaping prison.

Assata: An Autobiography – Assata Shakur – Google Books

This brought onto her, the pregnancy that is, a heap of trouble that made her life in prison, in horrible conditions, even more difficult. BLA broke her out of prison and hid her for several years before she received political asylum in Cuba. But as this books shows, from the moment she joined the Black Panthers, she was demonised. For the first part of th This was a brilliant autobiography about an amazing and resilient woman. So why shouldn’t working people collectively own that wealth? As with other similar autobiographies, the racism described is shocking, and Shakur paints in detail the systematic abuse and racism inflicted on her by the criminal justice system.

My first favorite of these was her statement that revolutionaries need to constantly engage with the people, as those on the sidelines who are not informed by the revolutionaries will always be indoctrinated by the white-washing school and the fear-mongering state.

Her being a black woman also worked in more implicit ways by deconstructing the cult of masculinity often coupled to civil rights movements. The lack of adequate medical treatment threatened paralysis. It’s engaging, and generally well written, although there are a few parts where the narrative stumbles due to gaps–but the author is a wanted woman and she has plenty of secrets to keep.


Realizing they feel romantically, Kamau asks if she wants to have a baby. Even though Shakur probably did break the law in various ways while underground, she never earned the sort of trial she received at the hands of the law–and it’s quite certain that she was not even using a gun at the time of her arrest. This made me want to read much more about Cuban history.

Lo dicho, lectura obligatoria para aquellos a los que les interese el tema de la lucha negra por los derechos civiles. I guess I hummed the Blues too early, and spent too many midnights out wailing to the rain. In the same way that we don’t hear about a fraction of the Black men and women who have struggled hard and tirelessly throughout our history, we don’t hear about our heroes of today.

She also seasons both with her blazingly beautiful xssata.

I also enjoyed the intertwining poems with the chapters in the book. You xssata help but love Assata and the way she easily autlbiography about how she feels and what she went through. To all my goodreads friends, do yourself a favour and pick this up. She recognized that a prime motivation for oppression wasn’t just the basic hatred of the “other”, it was the much more powerful, plain old greed.

Jul 22, Melodie rated it it was amazing.

Assata: An Autobiography

So I have mixed feelings. Blood ready to flow towards freedom.

But i saw shakkr yesterday. By chance I read this autobiography of one of America’s most notorious black nationalists, Assata Shakur, during a trying and exasperating time, taking the events in Ferguson, New York, and around the nation into consideration and as victims of police brutality are coming forward to protest.