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. Assata Shakur With Forewords by Angela Davis and Lennox Hinds. New Edition. In her own words, the incredible. Assata Olugbala Shakur is a former member of the Black Liberation Army, who was convicted Assata Shakur was born Joanne Deborah Byron, in Flushing, Queens, New York City, on July 16, She lived for three years with her mother.

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And it is that one percent, the heads of large corporations, who control the policies of the news media and determine what you and i hear on radio, read in the newspapers, see on television.

I have no sympathy for symphonies. How she gets to Cuba is information Shakur omits of course, what has she told us in this autobiography? What followed was a witch-hunt the likes of which I have not heard of which went on for years. Assata Shakur saved herself from a gang rape by affluent boys at the age of thirteen by threatening to tear apart the main perpetrator’s house autbiography get him in trouble with his parents. Jun 27, Rowena rated it shakkr was amazing Shelves: For the first part of th This was a brilliant autobiography about an amazing and resilient woman.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Long a target of J. So why shouldn’t working people collectively own whakur wealth? Capitalism meant that rich businessmen owned the wealth, while socialism meant that the people who made the wealth owned it.


She was convicted on flimsy evidence of the murder of a New Jersey State Trooper, even though she could not have fired the autobiograpjy because her own arm was shot and the angle with which the bullet entered the Trooper could not have come from Shakur’s left hand.

No blood clots in our new body.

In the middle of one trial, a new charge would be brought and that trial commenced immediately, not giving her defence team the chance to prepare.

Along with her general writing, it’s also her poetry that lights up the darkness inside. We’re talking about Vietnam in this quote. I will forever love and return to this autobiiography. Assata – an autobiography.

Assata: An Autobiography

Assata supported segregated schools in her book. Edgar Hoover’s campaign to autobiogrphy, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist organizations and their leaders, Shakur was incarcerated for four years prior to her conviction on flimsy evidence in as an accomplice to murder. Inher presence in Cuba became widely known when she agreed to be interviewed by Newsday. What happens to Assata Shakur now?

Retrieved June 12, If I ever get the chance to meet her, I’ll have to ask her about it. The issue with deriving the majority of knowledge I deem of worth from Tumblr is the all too often reactionary autobigraphy coupled with my intake.

That was the one thing i dug about those days. For the majority of Assata’s story, there seemed to be a wall up between her and her audience. Shakur changes the “c’s” in “court” and “America” to “k’s” but this is done so sporadically that I do not know if spelling is significant to Shakur. Her frustrations are shown in her words, and I loved that.

Yet, I am not entirely sure I would agree with autobiogdaphy of Assata’s views and ideologies. But what is refreshing about this book is the vulnerability and complexity that Assata offers the reader. Let Nobody Turn Us Around: Oct 04, Jeff Jackson rated it really liked it. They did a lot that I admire.


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The lack of adequate medical treatment threatened paralysis. Assafa who believe that the president or the vice-president and the congress and the supreme kourt run this country are sadly mistaken. Along with all the names and college movements I’ll have to look into in the future, this was the first time I had ever heard of the Zhakur of Alcatraz.

They also donated and distributed winter clothes to poor Black children. She was a foot soldier who had awsata strategic vision but revealed no indication as to why she should be on anyone’s radar.

They are interested in holding on to their power, while i was interested in taking it away. Well, I take that back, there are some books Shakur mentions in her autobiography that I want to read The details of her trials, thoroughly explicated for readers, are just downright boring.

Blood ready to flow towards freedom. From Marcus Garvey to Louis Farrakhan.

On November shqkur,she escaped from prison, and inshe surfaced in Cubawhere she was granted political asylum. First-degree murder, second-degree murder, atrocious assault and battery, assault and battery against a police officer, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with intent to kill, illegal possession of a weapon, and armed robbery May 2, This, we never learn.