Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Ta-Nehisi Coates, blogging, and creative output

These days, Ta-Nehisi Coates is widely known as the author of Between the World and Me (2015) and "The Case for Reparations" (2014). He's also widely known for writing the comic book Black Panther.  But, one of his most productive moments as a writer was as a blogger.

Coates covered a wide range of subject while blogging for The Atlantic. Football. Politics. His childhood in Baltimore. Comic books. movies. Rap music. The Civil War. And on and on and on. 

In my book, Bad Men, I discuss Coates's relentless focus on the killing of Trayvon Martin and so-called Stand Your Ground Laws. In retrospect, Coates's blogging on Martin was instrumental for his later more famous creative output.


Note: For a 30% discount, use the promo code 10FEB23 when and if purchasing the book on the University of Virginia Press site  (For February 2023 only).

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