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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. On May 2, , Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome.

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This book turned into a dnf for me. She has such a brilliant sense of humour. And you hid yourself behind yourself and wallowed in their shame.

If every state had to pay workers to do the jobs prisoners are forced to do, the salaries would assatw to billions. I understand her plight and her pain and do admire her for it. This book is ehakur amazing seeing the world from the eyes of such a huge activist Read full review. Deaths in police custody are all too common, both in the US and here in the UK. This was a wonderful read.

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Very down-to-earth, very honest, very informative. That was the one thing i dug about those days. The book is filled with facts about her incarceration and trials. Assata Shakur’s conviction in a joke of a trial for a murder she clearly did not commit has not been reversed. This is surprising, in view of the endemic racism of the courts at the time, but Shakur explains in straightforward terms the techniques she and her lawyers used to attempt to ensure as fair a trial as possible.

That being said, her views on activism proclaim a different credo: Edgar Hoover ordered wire taps — illegally — on many Black revolutionaries, having them followed, harassed, and even shot in the middle of the night in their beds.


Retrieved from ” https: The book was extremely readable and well written and you can hear her voice, her pain and feelings seep through almost all the pages.

I listened to the audiobook which is beautifully read by Sirena Riley.

For the majority of Assata’s story, there seemed to be a wall up between her and her audience. Revolutionary war is protracted warfare. The book took too shajur to read, was not well-written, assaha left assatz unsatisfied. Simply put, as a woman, I found more to relate to, and connections such as these in any intersectional social justice context are worth the world.

I should have known better. She was convicted on flimsy evidence of the murder of a New Jersey State Trooper, even though she could not have fired the gun because her own arm was shot and the angle with which the bullet entered the Trooper could not have come from Shakur’s left hand. Using guns and dynamite, they took hostages and commandeered a van to get away.

Assata: An Autobiography

The first thing the enemy tries to do is isolate revolutionaries from the masses of people, making us horrible and hideous monsters so that our people will hate us. There is plenty of government and police corruption to back up her claims, but don’t look for all the gory details here. Another favorite was her autobiiography of social justice people “fixing” things for others, when the right way of supporting those in different situations is to be receptive to their ideas, have faith in their abilities, and offer aid only when asked.

I love Assata’s spirit and mind. In addition to detailing her life and development of social consciousness, Shakur gives some very important points of advice on how to engage in social justice measures. After being shot, with a shattered pelvis, and one arm paralysed, she was kept chained to a hospital bed with armed police pointing guns at her constantly.


For the first part of th This was a brilliant autobiography about an amazing and resilient woman.

Review | ‘Assata: An Autobiography’ by Assata Shakur | Ceasefire Magazine

This organisation took a stand for the freedom and justice of all people, focusing on the class struggle, and applying socialist theory in order to gain self-determination for Black people. After reading this book, I only feel love for a person who – even within the confines of ink and paper – clearly has so much life and energy brimming from within her.

Lower case “i” and lower cases for names and places she would never give the honor of upper casing the first letter. She spent a lot of time as a girl in North Carolina with her grandparents, though. They were interested in defeating the Viet Cong and i was interested in seeing them win their liberation It would burn me up every time somebody talked about Black people climbing the ladder of success.

Shakur spends pages and pages and pages telling readers about her life as an adolescent, never really going in depth about how her mother’s absenteeism affected her growth as a woman. This I didn’t get at all.

But as this books shows, from the moment she joined the Black Panthers, she was demonised. Revolutionary war is a people’s war. This is a book about the misuse and abuse of power of the State.

You read your bible but god never came. To win we have got to wear down our oppressors, little by little, and, at the same time, strengthen our autobiogrqphy, slowly but surely


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