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Assata

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In 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ever woman to make the FBI's most wanted terrorist list.

Assata Shakur's trial and conviction for the murder of a white State Trooper in the spring of 1973 divided America. Her case quickly became emblematic of race relations and police brutality in the USA. While Assata's detractors continue to label her a ruthless killer, her defenders cite her as the victim of a systematic, racist campaign to criminalise and suppress black nationalist organisations.

This intensely personal and political autobiography reveals a sensitive and gifted woman, far from the fearsome image of her that is projected by the powers that be. With wit and candor, Assata recounts the formative experiences that led her to embrace a life of activism. With pained awareness she portrays the strengths, weaknesses and eventual demise of black and white revolutionary groups at the hands of the state.

A major contribution to the history of black liberation, destined to take its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou. Foreword written by Angela Davis.

©2017 Assata Shakur (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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    I love the narrator. she made it seem like it was her story. the story itself was also amazing!

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    The first female author I have ever listened to from the civil rights era...she was one awesome sista!

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    Couldn't get enough of it. Finished it in a weekend while running errands and doing chores around the house.

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    This was one of the best books I've ever purchased here on audible!! To be able to hear her side of the horrific events was quite refreshing. I've got a vast selection on here but this book will be hard to top!!

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    One of my favorite books! I just wish it would've been her voice. Her story empowers others and also gives hope! Much love to Queen Assata!

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    "It's time for you to explore your history."

    This is an amazing account of one woman's struggle against injustice and how the law is used to railroad people of color.

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    I can’t even begin to tell you what this book has done for me. All I can say at this point is I Understand. My history and my heritage has taken a turn and I want nothing more than to speak out against the unchanging circumstances my people are still facing today. I could cry to express what strength the words of Miss Assata Shakur has given me but I’d rather hold my fist in the air. ✊🏾

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    upon finishing this book I realized how much of a sacrifice so many black people made for the rights we have. it will make u you proud of your heritage to read this

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    Assata is such a moving book, one moment I would be laughing the next angry and sadden. Life changing book.

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    "The most beautiful story about the black revolutionary struggle"

    Stunningly written and narrated autobiography of Assata Shakur that speaks to feminist, womanist, and black revolutionary sensibilities. The narrative flits between Assata's past and her journey from childhood and her various incarceral experiences as an adult. A damning indictment of the prison-industrial complex and institutional racism in America. Although written in the '80s, it is still very relevant to our times.

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