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We Were Eight Years in Power: Essays on the Obama Era

We Were Eight Years in Power: Essays on the Obama Era

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Powerful and necessary, a state-of-the-nation portrait of America under Obama from the prize-winning, bestselling author of Between the World and Me From 2008-2016, the leader of the free world was a black man. Obama's presidency reshaped America and transformed the international conversation around politics, race, equality. But it attracted criticism and bred discontent as much as it inspired hope - so much so, that the world now faces an uncertain future under a very different kind of US President.In this essential new book, peerless writer Ta-Nehisi Coates takes stock of the Obama era, speaking authoritatively from political, ideological and cultural perspectives, and draws a sophisticated and penetrating portrait of America today.

Reviews

Probably the most discussed magazine piece of the Obama era * New York Magazine on 'The Case for Reparations' *

Author description

TA-NEHISI COATES is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Between the World and Me, winner of the National Book Award. A MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Fellow, Coates has received the National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, and the George Polk Award for his Atlantic cover story 'The Case for Reparations'. He lives in New York with his wife and son.

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General Fields

  • : 9780241325247
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Hamish Hamilton Ltd
  • : September 2017
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 973.932
  • : 320
  • : Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • : Paperback
  • : 1