We Were Eight Years in Power : An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Powerful and necessary, a state-of-the-nation portrait of America under Obama from the prize-winning, bestselling author of Between the World and MeFrom 2008-2016, the leader of the free world was a black man. Obama’s presidency reshaped America and transformed the international conversation around politics, race, equality.

But it attracted criticism and bred discontent as much as it inspired hope – so much so, that the world now faces an uncertain future under a very different kind of US President.In this essential new book, Ta-Nehisi Coates takes stock of the Obama era, speaking authoritatively from political, ideological and cultural perspectives, drawing a nuanced and penetrating portrait of America today.

‘I’ve been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died. Clearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Toni Morrison

  • Format: Hardback 384 pages
  • Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint:Hamish Hamilton Ltd
  • Published:5 Oct 2017
  • Classifications: USA, 21st Century, History of the Americas, 21st Century History: from c 2000 -, Politics & Government
  • Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Additional information

Weight 516 g
Dimensions 145 x 223 x 39 mm

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