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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This is one of the most riveting books I have ever read. To all my goodreads friends, do yourself a favour and pick this up.

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And in my own mind, only someone who has been so intimately a victim of this madness as I have can do justice to what I have to say. Feb ’17 February Monthly Read: Autobiograpphy great companion is Inadmissible Evidence: I also enjoyed the intertwining poems with the chapters in the book. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? My first favorite of these was her statement that revolutionaries need to constantly engage with the people, as those on the sidelines who are not informed by the revolutionaries will always be indoctrinated by the white-washing school and the fear-mongering state.

What you need is a revolution. The New York Times.

Nov 23, Maya B rated it it was amazing Shelves: Shakur was charged with two bank robberiesthe kidnapping of a Brooklyn heroin dealer, the attempted murder of autobioraphy Queens police officers stemming from a January 23,failed ambush, and eight other felonies related to the Turnpike shootout. Representations of Black Feminist Politics. In many ways, the book complements “The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” offering a black female perspective on American society of the 20th century.

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.


Shakur was forcibly subdued and photographed by the FBI on the judge’s order, after having refused to cooperate, believing that aktobiography FBI would use photo manipulation ; a subsequent judge determined that the manners in which the photos were obtained violated Shakur’s rights and ruled the new photos inadmissible.

This book was absolutely life changing. It is impossible for us to win quickly. This book is a must read for anyone who is studying how the System of Racism White Supremacy operates.

Refresh and try again. Ov were interested in defeating the Viet Cong and autobipgraphy was interested in seeing them win their liberation As early asShakur referred to Joanne Chesimard as her ” slave name “. While I didn’t agree shakjr everything she wrote, especially the need for an armed struggle, I felt the frustration that Shakur described.

They are interested in holding on to their power, while i was interested in taking it away.

Assata: An Autobiography

African Americans in the Twenty-first Century. Davis No preview available – This was one of the first Goodreads recommendation I ever received by goodreads recommendation I mean the computer generated algorithm based on the books that I entered onto my profile. Worse still, reading it 40 years later, it becomes apparent how little has changed, and when it has, it’s often changed for the worse.

Revolutionary war is a people’s war. Her frustrations are shown in her words, and I loved that.

She spent YEARS in solitary confinement, housed in conditions that were legally judged to be cruel and inhumane. This was a wonderful read.

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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.


But her role according to her is more as a participant. Details The Autobiography of Malcolm X: I mean no disrespect by using the author’s first name, I just love this chosen name, meaning ‘she who struggles’ Shakur is no longer Catholic. How assaha gets to Cuba is information Shakur omits of course, what has she told us in this autobiography? On November 2,she escaped from prison, and inshe surfaced in Cubawhere she was granted political asylum.

Just because autobiograhy believe in self-defense doesn’t mean you let yourself be sucked into defending yourself on the enemy’s terms This book is so amazing seeing the world from the eyes of such a huge activist Read full review. When asked by a reporter why, if that were the case, it took the jury 24 hours to reach a verdict, Kunstler replied, “That was just a pretense.

Davidson based his testimony on an August 4,examination of Shakur and on X-rays taken immediately after the shootout at Middlesex General Hospital.

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Shakur isn’t making any confessions here. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat It seems oddly coincidental that I would read Franz Kafkas The Trial just before coming to understand the farce that was Assastas trial. Shakur was deluged with criminal cases – kidnap, armed robbery, bank hold-ups. We will be criminally negligent, however, if we do not deal with racism and racist violence, and if we do not prepare to defend ourselves against it.

Between and hsakur, in New York and New JerseyShakur was indicted ten times, resulting in seven different shakr trials.