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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BUT he was able to persuade her to have unprotected sex with him in a filthy jail? Each of these is among our most critical issues, yet they remain below the surface. View all 18 comments. However, she still frequently visited her grandparents sha,ur the south. Account Options Sign in.

Assata: An Autobiography

Nov 23, Maya B rated it it was amazing Shelves: And her significance in the lives of the members of the BPP shakuur both the west coast and in New York, is seemingly nonexistent because, according to Shakur, none of her projects were ever completed. The site also claims Assata had taken part in robberies and help others organize police killings. Get to Know Us. As an added bonus, you get a small glimpse at Cuban society in the final chapters of the book, which Assata presents as a potential alternative to the U.

Lawrence Hill Books; unknown edition November 1, Language: I guess I hummed the Blues too early, and spent too shwkur midnights out wailing to the rain. I still see this problem with my students; they take aautobiography classes per semester and have to be told why all the information is related because they never learned that before.


This book was absolutely life changing. While she spent some time trying to be a grown-up on the streets of NYC when she was just an adolescent, she ultimately went to college and d Content Warning: I find it very hard to trust biographies or autobiographies. As early asShaku referred to Joanne Chesimard as her ” slave name “. Shakur means ‘the thankful.

Her autobiography has been cited in relation to critical legal studies [] and critical race theory. This assata personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected autobiogfaphy the media and the state. It was demonstrated assat she had no powder residue on her hands, which she would have had if she’d pulled the trigger. Along with her general writing, it’s also her poetry that lights up the darkness inside.

The Talking Drum Collective, p. I do not understand a government so willing to spend millions of dollars on arms, to explore outer space, even the planet Jupiter, and at the same time close down day care centers and fire stations.

I cannot understand how she could be so easily led to make a decision that affected her life greatly. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Chicago Black activist group Assata’s Daughters is named in her honor.

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He felt it was intended to insult him, as autlbiography had killed an officer, and was “racist in nature”. She was linked and accused of lots of completely random and unrelated events such as bank robbery and murder and cleared of all of those but the process took years and she was in and out of prison.

Each one was more absurd than the last and despite the odds being stacked against her, she was acquitted each time, until the trial for the murder of a state trooper on the New Jersey turnpike. Uses authors parameter CS1 maint: Liberation, Imagination and the Black Panther Party: After reading this book, I only feel love for a person who – even within the confines of ink and paper – clearly has so much life and energy brimming from within her. I would love to have a conversation with her over dinner.


New Crisis6. DeneanThe Black Feminist Reader. They relentlessly and obsessively continue to hunt Assata and call her a cop killer, assxta it was the Racist cops that were attempting to kill her and her comrades, like they have done to many, many black people throughout history.

Fortunately, she wasn’t killed though it wasn’t for lack of trying. The retrial was delayed for one day to give the defendants more time to prepare.

With Cuba and the Aautobiography States normalizing relations this week another strange coincidenceit will be interesting to see if the United States will ask for Shakur’s extradition. Amazing woman and a good book! I had never heard of such a thing. Chesimard to Aid Security”. But she does not let this stop her from trying to create change.

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

Her writing has her genuine and authentic voice and her story is enthralling. Must read for any revolutionary. Set up a giveaway.