Review: Between The World And Me
CONCLUSION An intimate and engaging narrative, Between the World and Me is a powerful read.
If books are meant to enlighten, Ta-Nehisi Coates succeeds in Between the World and Me. The book is a memoir written as a letter to his son. Throughout, Coates tackles tough subjects like the social construction of race, the history of African-Americans in the United States, and his personal experiences growing up in Baltimore.
The book is relatively short at 152 pages, but that doesn’t make it any less powerful. Each paragraph is purposeful and works within the text as a whole. Because it reads like a letter, the book has an air of intimacy that makes it engrossing. Coates does not shy away from some of his personal thoughts and experiences and creates a captivating account until the last page.
If you’re looking for a new perspective, or a heavy text with deeper meaning, I highly suggest you read Between the World and Me.