Assata

Assata An Autobiography

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Publisher's Synopsis

'Deftly written...a spellbinding tale.'
The New York Times

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 criminalize and suppress black nationalist organizations.

This intensely personal and political autobiography reveals a sensitive and gifted woman. With wit and candour 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781783601783
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Imprint: Zed Books
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 322.42092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxv, 390
Weight: 456g
Height: 197mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 30mm