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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The result is a signal contribution autobiographhy the literature about growing up Black in America that has already taken its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou. A documentary film about Shakur, Eyes of the Rainbowwritten and directed by Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolandoappeared in Sep 09, Aubrey rated it it was amazing Shelves: It seems oddly coincidental that I would read Franz Kafkas The Trial just before coming to understand the farce that was Assastas trial.

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The prosecution’s case rested largely on the testimony of two men who had pleaded guilty to participating in the holdup. Voices of a People’s History of the United States. And no people’s war can be won without the support of the masses of people.

White people, whether they are from the North or from the South, whether it was in orbenefit from the zssata of Black people.

Shakur’s only daughter, Kakuya Shakur, was conceived during her trial [] and born on September 11,in the ” fortified psychiatric ward ” at Elmhurst General Hospital in Queens[] [] where Shakur stayed for a few days before being returned to Rikers Island. If this is Shakur’s way of rebelling against American society, then the publisher, Lawrence Hill Books, should have taken the time to ensure that this was made crystal clear to readers.


Share your thoughts with other customers. For the majority of Assata’s s This book turned into a dnf for me.

Feb ’17 February Monthly Read: Harper was wounded; Zayd was killed; Foerster was killed by Acoli. The New York Times. I experienced so many emotions when reading this book. Shakur does not capitalize her “I”, which gives the text a humbling tone, and her purposeful misspelling of “amerika” and “kourt” effectively shows how she feels about America’s institutions.

She was given political asylum by Cuba, where she now resides. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t feel anything, but decisions can’t be based on love or on anger.

Retrieved April 3, Edgar Hoover’s campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist organizations and their leaders, Shakur was incarcerated for four years prior to her conviction on flimsy evidence in as an accomplice to murder. This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state. Mar 25, Diamond Williams rated it it was amazing. It’s painful at times because as a white person I am ashamed of how Black people have been treated.

The schools we go to are reflections of the society that created them.

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In OctoberNew Shqkur State Superior Court Justice John Starkey dismissed murder and robbery charges against Shakur related to the death of Richard Nelson during a hold-up of a Brooklyn social club on December 28,ruling that the state had delayed too long in bringing her to trial.

The Joint Terrorist Task Force, made up of the FBI and local police agencies across the country, issued daily bulletins predicting her imminent apprehension each time another bank had been robbed or another cop had been killed. We’re talking about Vietnam in this quote.


Published November 1st by Chicago Review Press first published But this shaour my first time hearing of her and I am so glad I read this book. Following an August 23, auhobiography, bank robbery in Queens, Shakur was sought for questioning. Throughout the book we can see that Shakur has huge issues with the US form of government.

Their review is based on whatever fiction they’ve been taught to believe is true. The site also claims Atobiography had taken part in robberies and help others organize police killings.

As an Xutobiography and a human it made me sick. When asked by a reporter why, if that were the case, it took the jury 24 hours to reach a verdict, Kunstler replied, “That was just a pretense.

Accessed October 12, Whether or not you believe her guilty, the discussions her book invites – on race, wealth, the role of government agencies, the American education and prison systems, drug culture – are crucial.

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In Julythe Women’s March official Twitter feed celebrated Shakur’s birthday, leading to criticism from some media outlets. Shakur was acquitted after seven hours of jury deliberation on January 16,[] and was immediately remanded back to New Jersey for the Turnpike trial. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.