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

November 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

FREE LIBRARY AUTHOR EVENT: Ta-Nehisi Coates won the 2015 National Book Award for Between the World and Me, a “searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today” (New York Times). Covering culture, politics, and social issues as a national correspondent for The Atlantic, he won the George K. Polk Award for his cover story “The Case for Reparations.” A Distinguished Writer in Residence at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, Coates is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, among a string of other honors. We Were Eight Years in Power is a collection of new and previously published essays on the Obama presidency.

*A pre-signed book comes with each ticket to the auditorium and simulcast.
You will collect your book as you enter the auditorium or simulcast.
There will not be a book signing at this event.


November 2, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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