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. Author, Assata Shakur. Country, United States, Cuba. Language, English Assata: An Autobiography is a autobiographical book by Assata Shakur. On May 2, , Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome.

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That explained why jails and prisons all over the country are filled to the brim with Black and Third World people, why so many Black people can’t find a job on the streets and are forced to survive the best way they know how. Return to Book Page. This book is essential reading for those that don’t understand how the US justice system conspires against Afro-Americans, Native Americans, Chicanos and the poor in general.

They certainly aren’t planning to assatta white people in them. But my response to that is, if you haven’t experience the racism she has, be humble.

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I mean no disrespect by using the author’s first name, I just love this chosen name, meaning ‘she who struggles’ After some reflection, my thoughts are that this was a condemnation of the suicidal violence mentality she encountered during her time in the Black Panther Party.

Simply put, as a woman, I found more to relate to, and connections such as these in any intersectional social justice context are worth shalur world.

Prisons autobiograhpy part of this government’s genocidal war against Black and Third World people. It happened to girls who were at the wrong place at the wrong time.


A war between the races would help nobody and free nobody and should be avoided at all costs. Rhinocerous woman, big momma in a little world.

Why did the police stop her? Within minutes some of her colleagues were dead, as was one of bg cops and Assata original name Joanne Aszata had her hand shot also. Not in the mist of telling us a story. Two years after her conviction, Assata Shakur escaped from prison.

In fact she was shot, and medical reports showed she must have been sitting and had her hands in the air when she was shot. This book is both a wonderful read, and extremely thought-provoking.

While politicians increase their salaries, millions of people are being laid off. It seems oddly coincidental that I would read Franz Kafkas The Trial just before coming to understand the farce that was Assastas trial.

Anytime you’re talking about a ladder, you’re talking about a top and a bottowm, an upper class and a lower class, a rich class and a poor class.

The book took too long to read, was not well-written, and left me unsatisfied. This is one of the most riveting books I have ever read. The book was extremely readable and well written and you can hear her voice, her pain and feelings seep through almost all the pages.

The whole book was very readable and informative. In the climax that leads to her imprisonment, Assata explains that she was shot by police on the New Jersey turnpike, and the men in the car with her would not fare well: For the majority of Assata’s s This book turned into a dnf for me.

I live near New Jersey, and I was amazed to learn that institutionalized racism was so entrenched in the “liberal” Northeast. A story that is sadly as timely as ever. The book is filled with facts about her incarceration and trials. The whole running away from home, in the beginning and the getting pregnant while being under arrest. The schools we go to are reflections of the society that created them. Assata Shakur was wrongfully imprisoned as part of the FBI and US government attacks on the political organizations of people of color.


The New York Times ‘ review stated aswata book’s abrupt shifts in time can annoy after a while, as can the liberties she takes with spelling – court, America and Rockefeller, for example, become kourt, amerika and Rockafella.

She was linked and accused of lots of completely random and unrelated events such as bank robbery and murder and cleared of all of those but the process took years and she was in and out of prison.

I also enjoyed the intertwining poems with the chapters in the book.

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Something like 6 times before autobiogdaphy was found guilty in a kangaroo kourt she had been acquitted, and had cases thrown shakr – because the fake story they cooked up was too stupid for any jury to fall for – even the racist, all white ones. She has such a brilliant sense of humour. Some readers may think, well it’s just her side of the story, this couldn’t happen in the US. Then we’ll take control of the congressional seats, the senate seats, the city council seats, the mayor’s office, and every other office that we can take control of.

They were interested in supporting fascist dictatorships in South and Central America, while i wanted to see them overthrown.