Assata: An Autobiography PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Assata: An Autobiography free pdf 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 criminalize and suppress black nationalist organizations. 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 candour 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.

About Assata Shakur

Assata Shakur is the FBI's most wanted woman. In 1979 she escaped from prison, was granted asylum in Cuba and has been on the run ever since.

Details Book

Author : Assata Shakur
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd
Data Published : 10 July 2014
ISBN : 1783601787
EAN : 9781783601783
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 416 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Assata: An Autobiography



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Assata: An Autobiography free pdfAssata: An Autobiography

    On May 2. 1973. 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..


  • How Long Will They Mourn Me? free pdfHow Long Will They Mourn Me?

    "Buried as a g while tha whole world remembers me"
    -Tupac Shakur. from "Until the End of Time"
    Tupac Shakur was larger than life. A gifted rapper. actor..


  • Maya Angelou's Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

    Maya Angelou's unforgettable autobiography. nominated for the National Book Award in 1969. recounts her struggle as a young black woman to overcome obstacles and realize her dreams. The new full-length essays in this title provide a comprehensive critical overview of this modern classic..


  • The Garvey Protocol free pdfThe Garvey Protocol

    The late Hip Hop artist Tupac Shakur predicted it: America's 'FINAL SOLUTION' to its War on Drugs. Black men are disappearing. being abducted. And no one is asking questions. Not the media..


  • Behind the Scenes free pdfBehind the Scenes

    This fascinating autobiography describes one woman's life as a slave and subsequently her four years in Lincoln's White House during the Civil War. Through the eyes of this black woman..


  • Assata: An Autobiography free pdfAssata: An Autobiography

    . 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. Ass