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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, hes sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him -- most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear. What were they afraid of? Coates takes readers along on his journey through Americas history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings -- moments when he discovered some new truth about our long, tangled history of race, whether through his myth-busting professors at Howard University, a trip to a Civil War battlefield with a rogue historian, a journey to Chicagos South Side to visit aging survivors of 20th century Americas long war on black people, or a visit with the mother of a beloved friend who was shot down by the police. In his trademark style -- a mix of lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, essayistic argument, and reportage -- Coates provides readers a thrillingly illuminating new framework for understanding race: its history, our contemporary dilemma, and where we go from here.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates in conversation with Chris Jackson - One World Big Ideas Night

By the time I take on a writer, work with her on a manuscript, and then submit and sell said project, it will stillbe up to two years before the book comes out. And, of course, a good story, whether about a vampire, a child born in post-war Naples, or a really fast horse, will always appeal. I write this 36 hours after the Paris attacks, however, and I certainly hope that one upcoming trend will be books—any category of book—that helps break the power of the narrative that ISIL is building for their supporters.
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I wouldn't want my guest stint here this week to end without saying a word about the passing this week of Manie Barron. None of these people defined themselves solely as publishing professionals. They all believed that they were engaged in literary activism that transcended their job titles. They were on a mission. I was barely in my 20s and worshiped books—specifically, and almost indiscriminately, books by black authors, the books I credited with saving my life. To be in a room with these people, whose daily labor was this life-saving work, was extraordinary for me—none of them particularly noticed me, but I hung on their every word and gesture and mannerism, studied their pauses and knowing looks, was impressed when they took extra time to talk to the younger staffers, was even more impressed when they had to rush off in a fashionable flurry to some more pressing appointment.

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The word itself has suffered from its failure to describe a reality. Diversity has become an empty, ugly, punishing sound, like a wave of coughs or the revving of a stalled engine. But I think there are ways to anchor the question of diversity in publishing in reality—and ways to achieve it that will only grow the work we do to greater abundance, with no meaningful loss. My own story of getting into publishing, a story about my own luck and the generosity of others, is illustrative in some ways. My first attempt at a real job in publishing was when I was called in for an interview at a strange small now defunct publisher called Paragon House. While still in high school I interned at a small book-packaging company, and the summer after I graduated, I freelanced for other small, weird publishers of the kind that used to dot New York City.

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