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Assata

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Publisher's Summary

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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    "Total eye opener"

    Great and moving history of a struggle that should not be forgotten. Stays with you

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    Leaf 18/12/2017
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    "Those that inspire "

    The ones i recognize are hard to characterize but all their voices harmonize.

    They are the ones in which rationalize and analyze,

    seeking to organize in order to mobilize,

    Fight for change that can modernize and equalize.

    They are the ones who sought to decriminalize many whom are stigmatized those who were once colonized and yet continue to exist as a target to demonize and capitalize.

    Those whom i recognize have the ability to empathize, There is no compromise as they live to civilize and humanize those who threaten a world in which my idols sought and seek to stabilize,

    These are the ones i idolize, those you should recognize and familiarize as we live in a world in which the media seek to normalize, making us desensitize against the police that militarize as they legitimize their power to brutalize.

    Some seek to destabilize in order to seek change to revolutionize.

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    Erzulie London 15/11/2017
    Erzulie London 15/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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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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    23/12/17
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    "Amazing!!!"

    This is an Exciting, Enlightening, Beautiful and Powerful Story! I loved every word. Power to the PEOPLE✊🏾 !

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • corbin d perkins
    26/10/17
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    "great book"

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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mimi
    13/10/17
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    "BLACK GIRL MAGIC"

    I loved every moment, the description of visiting with her daughter at 4 years was heart wrenching.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • andre beasley
    06/10/17
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    "Awesome"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tiffany
    20/09/17
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    "Wow!!!"

    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!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    07/09/17
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    "Love!"

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Raymond D. Miller
    Mountain View, California United States
    21/08/17
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ashleigh Terry
    20/08/17
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    "Knowledge is power"


    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. ✊🏾

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • RENA WILCOX
    22/02/18
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    "Eye opening"

    what a struggle i felt every beating every
    set back draw back and then the rebirth of confidence and will power

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  • DorothyP
    17/02/18
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    "A "Page Turner""

    I couldn't stop listening to Assata's story, as she grew from a young girl, surrounded and nurtured by the love of her mother, aunt, and grandmother, into a revolutionary fighting for the rights of her people.

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