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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 13 2015

Published last summer and spending its 17th week on the New York Times best-seller list as I write this, Between the World and Me is a book-length letter from Ta-Nehisi Coates to his teenage son, offering a harsh assessment of what it is to be black in America. Coates explains that black bodies don't belong to the people living in them, that the American dream is a white fantasy—and a fantasy of whiteness—conjured "at black people's expense." Don't expect to breach the lotus-eater bubble of the Dreamers, Coates advises his son. "Hope for them. Pray for them, if you are so moved. But do not pin your struggle on their conversion." Continue reading >>

Price: $43-$48

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