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FATHER AND SON: PUBLISHER AND AUTHOR

Event Type: Author events
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 2/11/2009
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Description:
 Meet writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and his dad Paul Coates, publisher of Black Classic Press. Ta-Nehisi’s powerful memoir, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood, recalls his upbringing in an unconventional household on Baltimore's turbulent west side in the early 1980s. His father Paul – a Vietnam veteran and former Black Panther leader – guided seven children through the perils of inner-city adolescence. At the same time, he finished college, established an academic career, and launched a successful publishing company. Books available for purchase and signing.

"Ta-Nehisi Coates is the young James Joyce of the hip hop generation." -- Walter Mosley
Library: Central
Status: Closed