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We Were Eight Years in Power

An American Tragedy

By Ta-Nehisi Coates
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We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates

We Were Eight Years in Power (2017) reflects on President Barack Obama’s two terms in power and the aftermath of the first black presidency. These blinks take a candid look at racism and white supremacy throughout American history.

  • Americans interested in learning about black experience in the USA
  • Anyone who’s concerned about the state of democracy
  • Anyone interested in the history and political consequences of racism and white supremacy

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national corresponden t for The Atlantic and the author of Between the World and Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015.

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