On May 20, I'll give a presentation at the University of Oregon focusing on Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me. I've been following Coates's work for more than a decade now, so I've been especially intrigued by the ongoing response to his new book and his overall thinking and writing.
The presentation will concentrate on:
• the pre-production history that led to Coates's book becoming a common reading selectionI'll provide links to various pieces on Coates and his book here, leading up to the presentation, and afterward.
• crucial potential points to focus on concerning Between the World and Me
• the book's extraordinary reception
• some potential challenges and opportunities for participating in a common reading experience based on a book like Between the World and Me.
• Understanding the uncommon reading program at the UO
• Ta-Nehisi Coates's audiences of black boys and young black men
On Between the World and Me
• The multiple people referenced in Between the World and Me
• Sharing resources on Between the World and Me
• Common Read Projects and Between the World and Me
Coverage of Between the World and Me
• Coverage of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Between the World and Me
• 6 notable reviews of Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me
• Critiques re: absence of black women in Between the World and Me
• "Meccas are multitudes": Tressie McMillan Cottom and HBCUs
Coates and other writers:
• Women's Work, Between the World and Me & accumulated knowledge
• The curious minds of Colson Whitehead and Ta-Nehisi Coates
• Ta-Nehisi Coates, Aaron McGruder & the Kitchen Sink
• Accomplished black men in the arts born between 1965 - 1975
• A Notebook on Ta-Nehisi Coates