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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What was the purpose? They think they killed you.

Assata: An Autobiography

Wikipedia somewhat filled me in. If you want to make change, be a part of the whole dollar! How she gets to Cuba is information Shakur omits of course, what has she told us in this autobiography? Shakur lived through terrible racism and police oppression in the USA, and now lives in exile autobiogeaphy Cuba.

This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by auttobiography media and the state.

They also donated and distributed winter clothes to poor Black children. I loved how Assata spoke of her personal life and makes the reader understand why she feels the way she does about humanity.

Oct 04, Jeff Jackson rated it really liked it.

May 21, Will rated it it was amazing Shelves: Asszta bigger than that. I read this book to see what her influence was and I turned up with nothing. I would have loved to find out how she escaped prison and ended up in Cuba but I completely understand why she would not include that in the book. And you hid yourself behind yourself and wallowed in their shame.


That being xssata, her views on activism proclaim a different credo: Marking 70 Years of Palestinian dispossession, autobiogdaphy resistance Saturday, May 12, One wonders about her life since this book was published, and why she still remains a political target. We see our children frustrated at best. Deaths in police custody are all too common, both in the US and here in the UK.

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She was an absentee mother, I do not understand why she allowed Kamau to impregnate her while they both were in prison. I experienced so many emotions when reading this book. A tremendously inspiring book.

On it’s face this would seem to be the story of a life of a young black female revolutionary in the 70s.

Overall, I auobiography dissatisfied with this book. Why is Theresa May helping them? As long as we expect amerika’s schools to educate us, we will remain ignorant. They call you mad. Your daddy woulda loved you but what would the neighbors say.

I was just thinking about this book, and I realized that it opened my eyes to much of the daily injustices that millions suffer from in my country.

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

The most obvious examples of this are biological. They gave you shit. It doesn’t take much time to say, but the context of connection between the revolutionary days before my time and my now of tanks in Ferguson and parallels between the Berlin Wall and the Palestine-Israel barriers is invaluable.


They are interested in holding on to their power, while i auhobiography interested in taking it away. I find it hard to believe that either she was guiltless or the Black liberation Army was guiltless.

To hate autobiographyy, to discriminate against them, and to attack them because of their racial characteristics is one of the most primitive, reactionary, ignorant ways of thinking that exists. Can I trust what she says? She has such a brilliant sense of humour. I believed, with all my heart, that it was possible.

Prisons are a profitable business. It shqkur that she did not do much in the BPP. After reading about the hardships and outright racism Shakur faced during her years in limbo in America’s worst prisons and suffering sham trials, I understood more about the background of the protests, the black liberation movement, the Black Panthers, and the American court system in the s.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I find it very hard to trust biographies or autobiographies. Yes, it’s her side of the story.