Assata, An Autobiography by
Call Number: Africana Library E185.97.S53 A3
This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard [Assata Shakur] long projected by the media and the state. With wit and candor, Assata Shakur recounts the experiences that led her to a life of activism and portrays the strengths, weaknesses, and eventual demise of Black and White revolutionary groups at the hand of government officials. The result is a signal contribution to the literature about growing up Black in America that has already taken its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou.