We Were Eight Years in Power is a nonfictional book written by Ta-Nehisi Coates. It is based on US politics and has some references from the American history as well. It is a well-researched and well-crafted book, which definitely has got some food for thought for the general audience. The narration of this audio book is done by Beresford Bennet, where he was quite impressive with his soft and professional sounding tone.
Ta-Nehisi is known as a national Book Award winning author for another powerful book that he has written over the American history with particular reference to the racial issues. This book became an instant hit and took itself to the best-selling book in New York Times. Moreover, the following publications declared it as the best-selling book of the year.
The title of the book refers to the weeping of Reconstruction era of all the black politicians in the American history. The American experimented with the black politicians in their multiracial democracy, which finally ended up in the country with the induction of the white supremacist in the South. In this book of some selective essays, the author explores deep about all the tragic echoes of the history as compared to our own current time.
It is worth mentioning about the unprecedented election that involves a black president and then who was followed by a spiteful repercussion that fired the entire election campaign of the man, who the author insist is the first actual white president of America.
Ta-Nehisi Coates has many nonfictional books to his credit. He has mostly written on American culture, history and politics. He has a huge fan base and if you are looking for more quality novels by the author, then you should think about listening to the audio book of The Beautiful Struggle and Between the World and Me.