Between the World and Me is a fantastic personal memoir/ biography. It is written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, which went on to become a sensation. The novel touch some sensitive subjects as racial discrimination and also discusses some facts related to American history. Ta-Nehisi Coates himself has given the narration of this biography as well.
The author Ta-Nehisi Coates introduces an extremely resourceful framework in order to understand the rich history of America and he current crisis of the country. The American nation was build on the idea of “race”. It was actually a falsehood that hurts us all destructively, but most heavily falls over the bodies of black men and women. Their bodies for ages have been exploited through segregation and slavery. Even today, they are threatened many times and gets locked up and gets killed out of all fraction.
What actually does it feel like to have a black body and found a way to live your life well within it? How can we all manage to estimate this uptight history honestly and try to free ourselves from its load? These are valid questions buy not with satisfactory answers in our society. This is where Ta-Naheisi Coates touched down deep, explored the answers and discussed with people at length in this book.
He did this in the form of a letter, which was written to his son.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a brilliant writer and has done some well researched and well though nonfictional work. If you want to explore a bit more into his archives, then it is a good idea to check out the audio versions of his books, namely, We Were Eight Years in Power and The Beautiful Struggle.