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Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars
Good political read
I enjoyed reading this book. I like her writing style. She has a very strong, distinct, unique voice. I wish this book had photos.
<ul><li>Format:Paperback</li><li>Publication Date: 1999-11-01</li></ul>
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This book literally ch...

This book literally changed my life. It inspired me to become an activist. We often judge before hearing the whole story. This autobiography sheds light on the accused story. HANDS OFF ASSATA!!!

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This is my favorite bo...

This is my favorite book. I really love how in the book it goes through Assata's life, in a realistic way to make you really feel like you were there. I also like how the book contains a lot of poems in it. Basically the best book ever.

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I heard a song written...

I heard a song written about this woman and ran to get the autobiography. it didn't disappoint. it reads like a novel but it is spiritually fulfilling. Assata's story made me feel as though I could do more in my community and that I was not helpless. Great read. I recommend this book for any and all.

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A riveting account of ...

A riveting account of a prominent black activist in 1970s USA, on her upbringing, her struggles with the system at large, and her endless and senseless incarceration.

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Great read on her life...

Great read on her life, the black liberation movement and a voice for civil rights. I highly recommend.

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Good political read

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I enjoyed reading this book. I like her writing style. She has a very strong, distinct, unique voice. I wish this book had photos.

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I saw this on Michelle...

I saw this on Michelle's goodreads bookshelf, which reminded me I read it in the late 80s. I really liked it, and remember being moved by her story, noting her considerable ability to write. Her life story and experiences as a member of the Black Panther Party are presented compellingly. (She was considered by the law enforcement to be the "soul" of the Black Panther Party in the 1970s.) I have friends who have met her in Cuba, where she has lived in exile, since escaping from prison.

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Assata allows the read...

Assata allows the reader into her life, a life of hardship, peril, and struggle. Assata takes the reader from when she was wrongfully accused, to her time in prison, through her pregnancy, and brings the reader to when she left the country due to persecution. I was surprised to discover the story of Assata Shakur, as I was not aware she even existed until I began reading this book. Like so many heroes of the civil rights movement, Assata Shakur deserves to have her story told to a wider audience, and to have more people know what she did and how she struggled for freedom. I would use this work as an addition to a civil rights unit in my class, and look forward to exposing my students to Shakur's story.

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great book if you are ...

great book if you are interested in the subject!

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This book is all about...

This book is all about racism, and often it's shocking. But this story of the government persecution of a Black Panther woman is also a book about endurance and strength. It blows my mind that Shakur survived. The book is honest, informative, historically relevant, occasionally polemic but never so much that it becomes boring.

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