Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pre-publication coverage of Ta-Nehisi Coates's We Were Eight Years in Power

On June 12, Ta-Nehisi Coates tweeted the cover of his upcoming book, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy. The book is set for release in October.

[Related: Coverage of Ta-Nehisi Coates's We Were Eight Years in Power]

The book is published by One World imprint of Random House. The editor-in-chief of the imprint is Coates's long-time editor Chris Jackson, who's also edited works by Bryan Stevenson and Jay-Z, among many others.

[Related: Coverage of Ta-Nehisi Coates and "Between the World and Me"]

According to Random House, We Were Eight Years in Power consists of "A sweeping collection of new and selected essays on the Obama era." The description goes on to note that "“We were eight years in power” was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. Now Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time."

What follows is a roundup of pre-publication coverage of Coates's new book.

• September 29: We should have seen Trump coming - Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Guardian
• September 29: Why October is so full of great books - Constance Grady - Vox
• September 9: Twenty-Five must-read books this fall - Deborah Dundas - The Toronto Star
• September 8: Ta-Nehisi Coates Calls Out ‘The First White President’ - Richard Prince - The Root
• September 8: Ta-Nehisi Coates On Donald Trump - Jeffret Pierre - Boise State Public Radio
• September 7: Coates: Trump Presidency Is A ‘Negation’ Of Having A Black President - Amber Randall - The Daily Caller
• September 7: Coates blasts Bernie Sanders For 'Alarming' Rhetoric on Race - Daniel J. Solomon - Fast Forward
• September 7: Stop What You’re Doing and Read Ta-Nehisi Coates on Trump and White Supremacy - Jason Bailey - Flavorwire
• September 7: The First White President - Ta-Nehisi Coates -The Atlantic
• September 4: Book world hopes for literary breakthrough this fall - Hillel Italie - Detroit News
• August 29: The fall's hottest political books - Joycelyn McClurg - USA Today
• August 15: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Obama, Trump & White Fear of "Good Negro Government" - Juan Gonzalez - Democracy Now
• August 13: The most-anticipated books of the rest of 2017 - Mark Medley - The Globe and Mail
• August 9: Link to tour schedule - Ta-Nehisi Coates - Twitter
• August 9: ON SALE NOW: @tanehisicoates presents - Greenlight Bookstore - Twitter
• August 8: Join us for the DC launch of Ta-Nehisi Coates' new book - Sanfoka Cafe - Twitter
• August 1: Galleys today - Ta-Nehisi Coates - Twitter
• July 29: Marking up proofs of We Were Eight Years in Power - Ta-Nehisi Coates - Twitter
• July 28: The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2017 - Publishers Weekly
• July 24: First page of We Were Eight Years in Power - Ta-Nehisi Coates - Twitter
• June 12: Ta-Nehisi Coates Announces New Book  - Oliver Craighead - The Fader
• June 12: Coates unveils cover for Obama-era book We Were Eight Years in Power - Oliver Gettell -EW
•  June 12: "I got some many theories and suspicions" - Ta-Nehisi Coates - Twitter

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