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Wilshire Ebelle Theatre
4401 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005, Los Angeles, California 91764
Each ticket includes a copy of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ new book, We Were Eight Years in Power.
Writers Bloc and Eso Won Books present Ta-Nehisi Coates with Karen Grigsby Bates.
Ta-Nehisi Coates writes the story of what it means to be Black in America, as he reimagines American history, reports on politics, and writes some of the most powerful and emotional narrative in American letters today. He won the National Book Award for Between the World and Me, a most magnificent letter to his young son, nonfiction with the lyricism of a novelist. His comic books, the Black Panther series, are huge bestsellers. And his stories in The Atlantic covering the Obama years, one year at a time, are as much a personal story as they are about our cultural, political and social landscape from 2008-2016.
We Were Eight Years In Power: An American Tragedy, is Ta-Nehisi Coates’ response to the presidential election of 2016, and to its ramifications on American society. It is of course much more than about race– it’s about where we go from here as a nation. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy includes his interview with President Obama as the President was preparing to leave office, and Coates’ take on the racial backlash that both precipitated and followed the 2016 election.
In conversation with Karen Grigsby Bates, a Los Angeles-based correspondent for NPR. She reports on race, culture, ethnicity and more. She is the author of the Alex Powell mystery series, as well as numerous other books, including Basic Black: Home Training for Modern Times and Having it All: Black Women and Success.
Writers Bloc thanks Eso Won Books.