We Were Eight Years in Power : An American Tragedy
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Editor: One World
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In these “relevant urgency of essays,”* the National Book Award-winning author of Entre le Monde et Moi “reflects on the race, the presidency of Barack Obama and his discordant, next day”*–including the election of Donald TrumpNew York Times best-seller – One of the Times of the Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of the Year – One of the United States Today One of the Top 10 Best Books of the Year – One of the New York Times Notables Notables Book “We Were Eight Years in Power,” was the lament of the Black Reconstruction-era politicians as the American experience in multiracial democracy ended with the return of the New York Times.In this vast collection of selected short stories and essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of the history of our time: the precedent of the election of a black president followed by a violent reaction that contributed to the election of the man Coates supports is America’s first black president.”But the history of these eight-year-old present-day is not just presidential politics…”This book also examines the new voices, ideas and movements for justice that emerged during this period, –and the effects of the persistence, the haunting of the shadow of our ancient nations and not reconciled history.Coates powerfully examines the events of the Obama era from his intimate and revealing vantage point-the point of view of a young writer who begins traveling to an unemployment office in Harlem and ends up in the Oval Office, interviewing a presidentWe Were Eight Years in the characteristics of the Feeding Coates emblematic of the first published essays in The Atlantic, including “The Fear of a Black President”,”The Case of Reparation”, and “The Black Family at the Age of Mass Incarceration,” with eight expenses of the essays that revisits each year of the Obama administration by Coates experiments, observations and theWe Were Eight Years in Power, is vital on behalf of modern America, starting from
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