We Were Eight Years in Power
We Were Eight Years in Power features Coates's iconic essays first published in The Atlantic, including Fear of a Black President, The Case for Reparations and The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration, along with eight fresh essays that revisit each year of the Obama administration through Coates's own experiences, observations, and intellectual development, capped by a bracingly original assessment of the election that fully illuminated the tragedy of the Obama era. We Were Eight Years in Power is a vital account of modern America, from one of the definitive voices of this historic moment.
2018 Nonfiction Winner
Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | History | Nonfiction
Coates , T. (2017). We Were Eight Years in Power. New York, NY: One World.