Page 1. Assata (Shakur),. An. Autobiography. Digitalized by. RevSocialist for. SocialistStories. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Author, Assata Shakur. Country, United States, Cuba. Language, English Assata: An Autobiography is a autobiographical book by Assata Shakur. Assata Olugbala Shakur is a former member of the Black Liberation Army, who was convicted of the first-degree murder.

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Prisons are a profitable business. Won’t be no game next time cause you ain’t hardly playing.

While no one was hurt during the prison break, two of the four people who helped Assata escape were later captured and imprisoned. The Portland Black Panthers: There is a shakkur of evidence of police tampering with witnesses, lawyers, and evidence, but this information all comes from one person, Assata.

That’s why i couldn’t see fighting within the system. Very down-to-earth, very honest, very informative.

On that night of May 2[n]d, did you assaga, kill, execute or have anything to do with the death of Trooper Werner Foerster? So why shouldn’t working people collectively own that wealth? Anytime you’re talking about a ladder, you’re talking about a top and a bottowm, an upper class and a lower class, a rich class and a poor class. Albans, Queens on January 28, See 1 question about Assata‚Ķ. Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. There is plenty of government and police corruption to back up her claims, but don’t look for all the gory details here.

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

Your daddy woulda loved you but what would the neighbors shaakur. The mistake revolutionist each individual person make, is standing out.

There were pages of this autobiography that told me nothing about Shakur’s development as a woman, Black woman, or prisoner. They incarcerated her in a men’s prison in solitary confinement for months at a time without much mental stimulation. Criticism and self-criticism were not encouraged‚Ķ” 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.


At some point, Assata joins the Black Liberation Movement. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Assata finds the joy, notes the positives Havana IS a city shaakur open doors – never thought of that before, but symbolically and literally it is and dances with them.

You gave them love. A story that is sadly as timely as ever. Two years after her conviction, Assata Shakur escaped from prison. See all reviews.

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I feel she wanted to matter I sure took my time reading this. Retrieved July 22, Black History Month Book Challenge. We’ll take control of the political offices so we can allocate money to the people who need it. But the question was how. But i saw you yesterday. Must read for any revolutionary. Bruce Franklinwho excerpts Shakur’s book in a class on ‘Crime and Punishment in American Literature,’ describes her as a “revolutionary fighter against imperialism”. This book is full of stories – the subtlety not of the FBI that enjoyed tapping her phone so much that they paid her phone bill to keep it live months and months after she quit paying it.

Shakur’s only daughter, Kakuya Shakur, was conceived during her trial [] and born on September 11,in the ” fortified psychiatric ward ” at Elmhurst General Hospital in Queens[] [] where Shakur stayed for a few days before being returned to Rikers Island. Witness Tells Of Faking Insanity”, p.

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The details of her trials, thoroughly explicated for readers, are just downright boring. In short, political persecution. Unless you are addressing the issues people are concerned about and contributing positive direction, they’ll never support you.


As a member of the BPP, Assata criticized the lack of organization and open sexism in the party and eventually left. She only covers what she is charged with and the nine criminal trials she attends while held in prison for four years, most of it in solitary confinement.

It can be broken down. The Talking Drum Collective. State here being the Federal and State Governments. Melvin Kearney, who died in from an eight-floor fall while trying to escape from the Brooklyn House of Detention, Twymon Myers, who was killed by police while a fugitive, and Andrew Jackson, the charges against whom were dismissed when two prosecution witnesses could not identify him in a lineup.

Shakur does not capitalize her “I”, which gives the text a humbling tone, and her purposeful misspelling of “amerika” and “kourt” effectively shows how she feels about America’s institutions. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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I do not understand a government so willing to spend millions of dollars on arms, to explore outer space, even the planet Jupiter, and at the same time close down day care centers and fire stations.

The result is a signal contribution to the literature about growing up Black in America that has already taken its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou. I am not certain that she knows why she alters the spelling of these words or decides to go against “standard” American English rules of American English spelling.