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. Assata Olugbala Shakur is a former member of the Black Liberation Army, who was convicted of the first-degree murder.

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They were interested in supporting racist, fascist regimes in Africa while i was interested in seeing them overthrown.

Assata Shakur

Assata is an amazing writer, revolutionary, and a beautiful and inspiring black woman. She was given political asylum by Cuba, where she now resides. Ships from and sold by Amazon. No trivia or quizzes yet.

I read it a few years ago and it was the first step I took in a complete transformation in the way I saw and respected black womanhood. Avon White and John Rivers both of whom had already been convicted of the robbery and the manager and teller of the bank. But the question was how. Blood ready to flow towards freedom. This I didn’t get at all. While politicians take free trips around the world, those same politicians cut back food asssata for the poor. This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat The poor medical attention for her during her pregnancy had the potential of promoting a miscarriage assara the implication that it seemed to be preferable to the State.

Must read for any revolutionary. Bank robbery in Bronx: I have spent many days and nights behind bars thinking about this trial, this outrage.


Kangaroo courts and cruel shakut unusual punishments. Another favorite was her decrying of social justice people “fixing” things for others, when the right way of supporting those in different situations is to be receptive to their ideas, have faith in their abilities, and offer aid only when asked.

I also wish she had included how she had escaped from prison. Long a target of J.

Assata: An Autobiography

Whereas someone could have lived a mundane, boring life but narrated it in a colorful and interesting way. Then he defined the u. We shaku alive and we were excited and we believed that we were going to be free someday.

Retrieved on April 8, Repeatedly indicted for felonies she was not guilty of, accusations that were shaiur. Following an August 23,bank robbery in Queens, Shakur was sought for questioning. I’m not sure which books prompted the recommendation but it has proven to be spot on. What was the purpose?

Assata: An Autobiography (book) – Wikipedia

Shakur means ‘the thankful. From Marcus Garvey to Louis Farrakhan. But my response to that is, if you haven’t experience the racism she has, be humble. It seems like a strange twist of fate that I was reading this book simultaneously with Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine.

I sure took my time reading this. Garden State Bar Ass’n, Autobiotraphy. But, all in all, the author provides a spellbinding tale that evokes mixed feelings in the way the autobiographies of Malcolm XSonny Carson and Claude Brown did in years past.

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. The autobiography was very sakur to start, you have to read well over pages before Shakur even begins to describe the influence of the BPP on her life. This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state. Feb ’17 February Monthly Ehakur First we would take control of the schools; then we would take control of the hospitals; then we would take control of the colleges, the housing, etc.


In New Jersey law, you can be found guilty of murder if you were present at a murder, even if it’s not demonstrated that you were the one who committed it. They were interested in supporting fascist dictatorships in South and Central America, while i wanted to see them overthrown.

Assata Shakur – Wikipedia

They hate you momma cause you expose their madness. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. This is perhaps so far the greatest book I’ve read in a autobiographj, long time. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows.

Capitalism meant that rich businessmen owned the wealth, while socialism meant that the people who made the wealth owned it.

Otherwise, it leaves readers puzzled. Two years after her conviction, Assata Shakur escaped from prison. Garden State Bar Ass’n I re-read it recently, and enjoyed it just as much.

I cannot do Shakur’s work justice with this review, but I know I will always remember this book for its rawness, its sincerity, and its chilling story of wrongful imprisonment, the appalling violations of human rights, and powerful words.