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. Assata: An Autobiography is a autobiographical book by Assata Shakur. In the recording, Assata publicly described herself as a black revolutionary and. Assata Olugbala Shakur is a former member of the Black Liberation Army, who was convicted In , she published Assata: An Autobiography, which was written in Cuba. Her autobiography has been cited in relation to critical legal.

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Her name deserves to live forever. Even t This is the compelling autobiography of one of America’s great modern New Afrikan revolutionary women.

Three Black Women of the Sixties. Edgar Hoover’s campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Blac On Autobiograpy 2,Black Panther Assata Shakur aka JoAnne Chesimard lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper.

If every state had to pay workers to do the jobs prisoners are forced to do, the salaries would amount to billions.

Assata Shakur

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: For the first part of th This was a brilliant autobiography about an amazing and resilient woman. Lower case “i” and lower cases for names and places she would never give the honor of upper cas This book was an eye opener for me.


Liberation, Imagination and the Black Panther Party: Long a target of J. As she wisely teaches us: Shakur and four others including Fred Hilton, Avon White, and Andrew Jackson were indicted in the State Supreme Court in Bronx on December 31,on charges of attempting to shoot and kill two policemen—Michael O’Reilly and Roy Polliana, who were wounded but had since returned to duty—in an ambush in St.

Nov 23, Maya B rated it it was amazing Shelves: Shakur was one of those wanted for questioning for wounding a police officer attempting to serve a traffic summons in Brooklyn on January 26, I should have known better.

I sure took my time reading this. While politicians increase their salaries, millions of people are being laid off.

Assata: An Autobiography

This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state. Avon White and John Rivers both of whom had already shakir convicted of the robbery and the manager and teller of the bank.

The family struggled financially and argued frequently; Shakur spent little time at home. Assata Shakur saved herself from a gang rape by affluent boys at the age of thirteen by threatening to tear apart the main perpetrator’s house and get him in trouble with his parents.


Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

They “attempted to tie Assata to every suspected action of the BLA involving a woman”. Paperbackpages. It seems oddly coincidental that I would read Franz Kafkas The Trial just before coming to understand the farce that was Assastas trial.


In New Jersey law, you can be found guilty of murder if you were present at a murder, even if it’s not demonstrated that you were the one who committed it. Hey, big woman – with scars on the head and scars on the heart that never seem to heal – I saw your light and it was shining.

Her other texts in the book are a July 4, speech “To My People”which was broadcast on many radio stations, an exposition on the theory of “armed revolutionary struggle”, and many poems. At the time of the escape, Kunstler had just started to prepare her appeal.

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Along with her general writing, it’s also her poetry that lights up the darkness inside. For Assata, singled out to shakir made a cautionary example, the personal is exhaustingly, tortuously political. I read about how huge the machinaries of government are and what can happen when it turns its full force against one person or a small group of people.

Shkaur April 3, And, if i know anything at all, it’s that a wall is just a assqta and nothing more at all. Shakur was acquitted after seven hours of jury deliberation on January 16,[] and was immediately remanded back to New Jersey for the Turnpike trial.

Chicago Tribunep. Her writing style is so subtle and nonchalant, yet so suburb. Prisons are a profitable business.