We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates (40/52)

In the post-Obama years, it is easy to lose sight of the monument that was the previous administration¬†in the US. Coates, in his brilliant style, takes us through those eight years with a collection of essays designed to challenge our nostalgia. Coates’ essays on Michelle Obama and his case for reparations stand out as benchmarks for all writers of non-fiction. They are thoughtful, researched, and powerful, yet stick in the discomfort of truth. Repeatedly I found myself thinking about an essay long after the book was done. On top of that, it gave insight into the writing thought-process of Coates. Brilliant collection.

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