Ta-Nehisi Coates in conversation with Chris Jackson | One World Big Ideas Night

Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses his new book WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER with Chris Jackson, editor and publisher of One World books. Filmed at the One World Big Ideas Night in New York City, 10/4/17.

In WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER, Coates takes us on a personal journey. Part memoir and part polemic, Coates’ new book combines Ta-Nehisi’s award-winning journalism with the more introspective storytelling of BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME to illuminate what the Obama era has taught us about the heart of America and it’s unreconciled history. Coates powerfully examines the threads between the unprecedented election of Barack Obama and the vicious backlash that fueled the election of Donald Trump. He does so through his intimate and revealing perspective—the point of view of a young, black writer who begins his journey in an unemployment office in Harlem and ends it in the Oval Office, interviewing the President of The United States.