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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Also the poem at the end about chopping off slave masters’ heads and putting arsenic in apple pies took me off a little. They are alive and stick get heard. Anytime you’re talking about a ladder, you’re talking about a top and a bottowm, an upper class and a lower class, a rich class and a poor class. shakud

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

Tuesday, August 14, 8: Noses pressed against windows, looking in. I read about how huge the machinaries of government are and what can happen when it turns its full force against one person or a small group of people.

She was given political asylum by Cuba, where she now resides. The political climate was extremely hostile and the police behaved lawlessly, but Assata’s narrative gives the impression of loosely united activism and awakening resistance among a wider population socialised into believing white supremacist memes about blackness.

How she gets to Cuba is information Shakur omits of course, what has she told us in this autobiography? Yet, I am not entirely sure I would sbakur with all of Assata’s views and ideologies.

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When Jimmy Carter was governor of Georgia, he brought a Black woman from prison to clean the state house and babysit for Amy.


White people, whether they are from the North or from the South, whether it was in orbenefit from the oppression of Black people. 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. Book of the Month: We’ll take control of the political offices so we can allocate money to the people who need it.

Wear your scars like jewelry cause they were bought with blood. This book is essential reading for those that sakur understand how the US justice system conspires against Afro-Americans, Native Americans, Chicanos and the poor in general.

Developed and hosted by Usayd. I learned a lot about myself, my people, and my country through her personal experience that she shared with us. I still see this problem with my students; they take five classes per semester and have dhakur be told why all the information is related because they never asata that before. 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.

Back then, when i was growing up, boys gang-banging or gang-raping a girl was a pretty common thing. For the first part of th This was a brilliant autobiography about an amazing and resilient woman.

At some point, Assata joins the Black Liberation Movement. This city is on the brink of bankruptcy, and yet hundreds of thousands of dollars are being spent on this trial.

The book made me question why the world is seemingly pushing for homogeneity when cultural diversity is assaya lot more interesting.

What was the purpose? She had been raised to be different. Nobody could look that corny. Shakur was fervent advocate for civil rights for all people. That was the one thing i dug about those days.


Assata: An Autobiography

What this woman handled in her time put me in a similar frame of mind as to when I read A Lightless Sky ; one of sheer gratitude. The result is a signal contribution to 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.

The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, have left black communities in the United States in a state of shock that has quickly given way to unsurprised disdain. I had no idea who Assata Shakur was before this book. As long as we expect amerika’s schools to educate us, we will remain ignorant. Just because you believe in self-defense doesn’t mean you let yourself be sucked into defending yourself on the enemy’s terms We see our children frustrated at best. It appears that she did not do much in the BPP.

Selected pages Title Page. But her role according to her is more as a participant.

Aside from Assata Shakur’s conviction in a joke of a trial for a murder she clearly did not commit has not been reversed. This is a really important book. An Autobiography – Assata Shakur – Aubrey. Assata supported segregated schools in her book.

A tremendously inspiring book. Then we’ll take control of the congressional seats, the senate seats, the city council seats, the mayor’s office, and every other office that we can take control of.