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Ideas on Tap: Between the World and Me
May 11, 2016
This landmark book by Ta-Nehisi Coates, winner of the 2015 National Book Award and written as a letter to Coates’s son, has garnered a huge amount of attention for its unflinching take on the legacy of racism in America. Join Emily Bernard, UVM Professor of English and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, to discuss the historical and literary context of this work.
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- “Letter to My Son” by Ta-Nehisi Coates is an abridged adaptation of Between the World and Me, and was published in The Atlantic in July 2015.
- The Atlantic published responses to Coates book from a wide range of writers. Read Emily Bernard’s reflection, entitled “Between the World and Me: Black American Motherhood”
- Coates’s book references, and was influenced by, many other writers and essays, including Martin Luther King (read “Letter From A Birmingham Jail”) and James Baldwin (read “Letter to My Nephew.”)
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