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Ta-Nehisi Coates to talk 'We Were Eight Years in Power' in Miami

Ta-Nehisi Coates to talk 'We Were Eight Years in Power' in Miami

Ta-Nehisi Coates, the 42-year-old writer and journalist whose books and essays rank among this decade’s most required reading, will appear Jan. 11 at Miami Dade College to discuss his latest book, “We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy.” The book is his first since “Between the World and Me,” which won the 2015 National Book Award for nonfiction.

Often, and correctly, compared to James Baldwin, Coates has made headline after headline for his brilliant and challenging writing on race, history and politics for the Atlantic magazine. Sometimes, he makes news with the titles of his pieces alone: “The Case for Reparations,” “My President Was Black” and “The First White...

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