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An Analysis Of Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between The World And Me

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Define black… It is a shade of the clouded sky in the dead of the night, bathed in obsidian. It is as dark as tar, as cool as coal. Representative of the unknown, creating intimidation and aggression, it is deep, without pause in its current. It is, as accepted by societal norms, the end. Our blackness, born from the richest roots, stems from a long thread of adversity, struggle, and desolation. Delving into the heart of these truths within his narrative Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates presents a series of letters to his son, flowing through the footsteps he has taken within his own life as an African American. From Baltimore to the District of Columbia, and New York to Paris, Coates uneasily navigates space, questioning the reality
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