Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

Assata: An Autobiography

Assata Shakur with Lennox S. Hinds

274 pages first pub 1987 (editions)

nonfiction autobiography memoir politics race challenging informative reflective medium-paced


This presents the life story of African American revolutionary Shakur, previously known as JoAnne Chesimard.

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informative 81%
reflective 64%
emotional 62%
inspiring 57%
challenging 47%
tense 34%
hopeful 30%
dark 29%
sad 29%
adventurous 9%
funny 6%


medium 70%
fast 21%
slow 8%

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