Assata An Autobiography

On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J. Edgar Hoover's campaign to more


296 pages

Average rating: 9.07




Community Reviews

Mar 08, 2024
10/10 stars
"𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒖𝒍𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒚 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒍𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒕𝒚 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒔." 𝔸𝕤𝕤𝕒𝕥𝕒: 𝔸𝕟 𝔸𝕦𝕥𝕠𝕓𝕚𝕠𝕘𝕣𝕒𝕡𝕙𝕪 - Assᴀᴛᴀ Sʜᴀᴋᴜᴿ ⭐ ( 10 / 10 ) I was in from the moment I read "Affirmation" Not the poem although I did read it. But the fact thats how this all started. Hooked. Im not really a non-fiction reader. I should, but I'm not. more
Ms. Dee-Dee
Mar 07, 2024
Worth reading twice.
Alicia C
Feb 04, 2024
9/10 stars
Recommended. Historical insights through the eyes of Assata. Masterful storyteller.
Jan 02, 2024
9/10 stars
The opening chapter had me in tears. Incredibly moving and eye-opening text to read as a young adult in this day and age.

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