Between The World And Me By Ta-Nehisi Coates: Analysis

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“Fail to comprehend the streets and you gave up your body now. But Fail to comprehend the schools and you gave up your body later (Coates, 2015, p. 25).” These words by Ta-Nehisi Coates in his book Between the World and Me have stuck with me throughout reading the whole book. My interest in this book started after I read those words, they spoke to me and I felt deeply connected to the book. Between the World and Me, portrays many important aspects of my life. Just like Coates I have always feared not having control over my body and always being around violence, I could not escape. My life of growing up in Long Island is not one people think of when they picture living in the beautiful and safe suburbs of Long Island. I grew up in Hempstead
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