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Ta-Nehisi Coates: A Body Is a Terrible Thing to Waste
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July 10, 2015, 08:12 AM
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In the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani reviews Ta-Nehisi Coates’ new book and edifies us with some not uncharacteristic quotes that illustrate TNC’s prose style:

Review: In ‘Between the World and Me,’ Ta-Nehisi Coates Delivers a Searing Dispatch to His Son

“police, who he tells his son ‘have been endowed with the authority to destroy your body‘”…. “And fear of the streets where members of crews … revel in the might of their own bodies” …. “the rules that would have you contort your body to address the block” …. “police and firefighters … could — with no justification — shatter my body” …. “black men and women were enslaved, their families and bodies broken.”

Thanks to commenters Harry Baldwin and Mr. Anon

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