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Fr   7. Februar 2020
Literatur Freiburg Carl-Schurz-Haus
18:30 Uhr: Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates – Gespräch aus der Reihe "Black History Month"

“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.”

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crises.

Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men – bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion.

What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son.

Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.



There’s no need to have read the book in order to attend!

Eintritt: € 3 / 2 ermäßigt / CSH-Mitglieder frei

Veranstaltungssprache: Englisch



Veranstalter: Carl-Schurz-Haus



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