Page 1. Assata (Shakur),. An. Autobiography. Digitalized by. RevSocialist for. SocialistStories. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Author, Assata Shakur. Country, United States, Cuba. Language, English Assata: An Autobiography is a autobiographical book by Assata Shakur. Assata Olugbala Shakur is a former member of the Black Liberation Army, who was convicted of the first-degree murder.

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Other editions – View all Assata: This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state. May 21, Will rated it it was amazing Shelves: A documentary film about Shakur, Eyes of the Rainbowwritten and directed by Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolandoappeared in Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

As Told to Alex Haley. Shakur was identified as a political prisoner as early as October 8,by Angela Davis[] and in an April 3,New York Times advertisement purchased by the Easter Coalition for Human Rights.

Between andshe was charged with several crimes and was the subject of a multi-state manhunt. They purr at you cause you know how to roar and back it up with realness.

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She said that her aunt was “very sophisticated and knew all kinds of things. For the first part of th This was a brilliant autobiography about an amazing and resilient woman. Chesimard to Aid Security”.

I would recommend this book to someone who is an avid history buff, African-African Literature lover, or extremely fond of feminist narratives. Not only is she living proof of how far the United States needs to go before I’ll even begin to contemplate an inkling of “trust”, here in this autobiography she is candid, she is funny, she is intelligent and brave and strong beyond belief. And when ot has a background check for a bookkeeping job autobiographj confirmed a resume full of B.


Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. She took a critical thinking approach to everything she did though her actions weren’t completely devoid of emotion.

She recognized that a prime motivation for oppression wasn’t just the basic hatred of the “other”, it zhakur the much more powerful, plain old greed.

Arthur Turner Davidson, Associate Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicinetestified that the wounds in her upper arms, armpit and chest, and severed median nerve that instantly paralyzed her right arm, would only have been caused if both arms were raised, and that to sustain such injuries while crouching and firing a weapon as described in Trooper Harper’s testimony “would be anatomically impossible”.

At the rally, a statement from Shakur was circulated condemning U. I loved how Assata spoke of her personal life and makes the reader understand why she feels the way she does about humanity. Heart learning how to love. In the u. She was a foot soldier who had some strategic vision but revealed no indication as to why she should be on anyone’s radar. In New Jersey law, you can be found guilty of murder if you were present at a murder, even if it’s not demonstrated that you were the one who committed it.

Revolutionary war is protracted warfare. Back then, when i was growing up, boys gang-banging or gang-raping a girl was a pretty common thing. Open Preview See a Problem?


Throughout the book we can see that Shakur has huge issues with the US form of government. University of Minnesota Press.

Following the minute opening statement by Edward J. The Talking Drum Collective, p. You gave them you. Just sit back and autpbiography nothing? The autobiograpby is a signal contribution to the literature about growing up Black in America that has already taken its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Shzkur Angelou. Edgar Hoover’s campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Blac On May 2,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.

A war between the races would help nobody and free nobody and should be avoided at all costs.

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This book was an eye opener for me. Her advocacy for violence should not be condoned or accepted, but what happened to her autobiogrphy prison and in her life is just one story of the adversity that black people faced and continue to face in America.

Shakur has lived in Cuba sincedespite US government efforts to have her returned. Must read for any revolutionary.