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. Assata: An Autobiography is a autobiographical book by Assata Shakur. In the recording, Assata publicly described herself as a black revolutionary and. Assata Olugbala Shakur is a former member of the Black Liberation Army, who was convicted In , she published Assata: An Autobiography, which was written in Cuba. Her autobiography has been cited in relation to critical legal.

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Oct 10, Ciara rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: They live, openly and are not hunted. Return to Book Page. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. How did she escape from Federal custody? Shakur was deluged with criminal cases – kidnap, armed robbery, bank hold-ups. On May 2,Black Panther Assata Shakur aka JoAnne Chesimard lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper.

Rhinocerous woman, big momma in a little world.

Assata: An Autobiography

When Jimmy Carter was governor of Georgia, he brought a Black woman from prison to clean the state house and babysit for Amy. This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state. They are a way of legally perpetuating slavery. I pushed myself as far as I could to read until the end however, I just couldn’t. Although it deals with the Black Power movement in the s and s, it is painfully relevant to current debates over government control such as the Patriot Act.


Very down-to-earth, very honest, very informative.

So hard to rate Once you’re in prison, there are plenty of jobs, and, if you don’t want to work, they beat you up and throw you in the hole. This book is also chock-full of historical tidbits you’ll never find in any classroom.

You gave them you. Retrieved from ” https: Selected pages Title Page. Also the poem at the end about chopping off slave masters’ heads and putting arsenic in apple pies took me off a little.

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After reading this book, I only feel love for a person who – even within the confines of ink and paper – autobiogarphy has so much life and energy brimming from within her. This, we never learn.

The judge in New Jersey was portrayed as racist singlehandedly rigged the trial and the system, sbakur strangely enough she was exonerated anyways thought the brilliance of her lawyers among which was the famous William Kunstler.

He felt it was intended to insult him, as she had killed an officer, and was “racist in nature”. The largely Internet-based “Hands Off Assata! Johnson, and retired grandparents, Lula and Frank Hill. Assata Olugbala Shakur born JoAnne Deborah Byron ; July 16, autobiogdaphy, sometimes referred to by her married surname Chesimard is a former member of the Black Liberation Armywho was convicted under New Jersey’s “aiding and abetting” statute of the first-degree murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster during a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike in Assata and her lawyer had to fight for her to see a doctor and receive proper autobiograpgy treatment so she could deliver a healthy baby — while in prison.

It happened to girls who were at the wrong place at the wrong time.

I would have loved to find out how she escaped prison and ended up in Cuba but I completely understand why she would not include that in the book. African American portal Politics portal. We have nothing to lose but our chains.


An Autobiography Assata Shakur No preview available – 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. Must read for any shhakur.

There were pages of this autobiigraphy that told me nothing about Shakur’s development as a woman, Black woman, or prisoner. Revolutionary war is protracted warfare. In windmills and waterfalls, tricycles and rocking chairs; And i believe that seeds grow into sprouts.

Her writing style is so subtle and nonchalant, yet so suburb. I’m going to provide a few quotes from the book and you tell me what decade we are discussing: She only covers what she is charged with and the nine criminal trials she attends while held in prison for four years, most of it in solitary confinement.

It seems oddly coincidental that I would read Franz Kafkas The Trial just before coming to understand the farce that was Assastas trial. This is one of the most riveting books I have ever read. Handcuffed by the haters.

Assata: An Autobiography (book) – Wikipedia

Harper was wounded; Zayd was killed; Foerster was killed by Acoli. After she ran away from home several times, her aunt who would later act as one of her lawyers, aesata her in. She was shot in the abdomen and arm. Retrieved on April 7, This book is both a wonderful read, and extremely thought-provoking.

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