Enlightenment Issue MADE Magazine - Page 23

MADELIFE Autobiography of Assata Shakur The Fire Next Time ASSATA SHAKUR JAMES BALDWIN An oldie but goodie. If you’re looking to catch up on your history, read this personal and political autobiography that paints a different picture than the mainstream one of the Black Panther Assata A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, this book gave a passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. Baldwin paints an evocative picture of his early life in Harlem, examining personal consequences of racial injustice. Written as two letters, on the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, Baldwin aimed to for the book to inspire all Americans to stand up to racism and it’s terrible legacy in this country. The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America TAMARA WINFREY HARRIS This book takes you back in history on a trip that acquaints you with the origins of taboo stereotypes including the Mammy, Sapphire and Jezebel. Tamara uses the stereotypes to explore connotations of beauty, sex, marriage and more. Interviewing women with different backgrounds, ages, and walks of life, she show you just how similar our experiences and problems are. Shakur. With wit and candor, Assata recounts the experiences that led her to a life of activism. And get her side of the story of the fateful day May 2, 1973 when a shootout occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike. made-magazine.com | 23