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Assata: An Autobiography

Criticism and self-criticism were not encouraged…” Assata opens herself up to share her beliefs, some of them as unpopular as her criticisms of the Black Panther Party, making her more trustworthy. When asked by a reporter why, if that were the case, it took the jury 24 hours to reach a verdict, Kunstler replied, “That was just a pretense. Retrieved from ” https: Paperbackpages. There are choices that Assata made that didn’t agree assata me.

They say you’re crazy cause you not crazy enough to kneel when told to kneel. If every state had to pay workers to do the jobs prisoners are forced to do, the salaries would aytobiography to billions. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There is a lot of evidence of police tampering with witnesses, lawyers, and evidence, but this information all comes from one person, Assata. She published this book from Cuba in Also the poem at the end about chopping off slave masters’ heads and putting arsenic in apple pies took me off a little.

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Questions remain on both sides. She could not get expert witnesses to contest the forensic evidence being used against her because most of these experts got most of their work from the police and knew they would be ostracised for testifying for her.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Wikipedia explains that the car was stopped for a broken tail light and slight speeding. That’s why i couldn’t see fighting within the system.

And, if i know anything at all, it’s that a wall is just a wall and nothing more at all.

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She was convicted on flimsy evidence of the murder of a New Jersey State Trooper, even though she could not have fired the gun because her own arm was shot and the angle with which the bullet entered the Trooper could not have come from Shakur’s left hand. I wanted to love this book soooooo bad. I always feel there’s a streak of untruth to them.

Bank robbery in Bronx: All the things I ever look for in a book. She also seasons both with her blazingly beautiful poetry.

One wonders about her life since this book was published, and why she still remains a political target. Her words can make my heart cringe with sadness, rage with anger, or shake with laughter. You gave them love. All that strong blood. This is a really important book.


Retrieved April 3, Do we really need shalur know that she had this many lawyers for this case and So-And-So thought So-And-So who was white and from Jersey would be the “best” lawyer for this situation. Want to Read saving…. I experienced so many emotions when reading this book. Yet, she escaped and is so strong, so clear, so right in her heart and her head that not only her beautiful body, but her sense of humor and vulnerability to love survived. Shakur spends pages and pages and pages telling readers about her life as an adolescent, never really going in depth about how her mother’s absenteeism affected her growth as a woman.

I was just thinking about this book, and I realized that it opened my eyes to much of the daily injustices that millions suffer from in my country. The first page describes how Assata was laying on the New Jersey turnpike inalmost dead after being shot by police. To all my goodreads friends, do yourself a favour and pick this up.

I’m not saying that we shouldn’t feel anything, but decisions can’t be autobiographhy on love or on anger.

Shakur was fervent advocate for civil rights for all people.