Books written by Ta-Nehisi Coates

We Were Eight Years in Power

One World/Ballantine | October 30, 2018 | 400 pages
In these "urgently relevant essays,"* the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me "reflects on race, Barack Obama's presidency and its jarring aftermath"*--including the election of Donald Trump.  More Info

We Were Eight Years in Power

One World/Ballantine | October 3, 2017 | 400 pages
A sweeping collection of new and selected essays on the Obama era by the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me "We were eight years in power" was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of... More Info

The Beautiful Struggle

Random House Digital, Inc. | January 1, 2009 | 227 pages
A memoir of growing up in the tough world of Baltimore in the 1980s chronicles the relationship between the author and his father, a Vietnam vet and Black Panther affiliate, and his campaign to keep his sons from falling victim to the temptations of the streets.  More Info