Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The idea is to share a sentence or so from the first page and the 56th page of the book you are currently reading! Also, I will now also include a brief synopsis.
A Brief Synopsis:
In a series of essays, written as a letter to his son, Coates confronts the notion of race in America and how it has shaped American history, many times at the cost of black bodies and lives. Thoughtfully exploring personal and historical events, from his time at Howard University to the Civil War, the author poignantly asks and attempts to answer difficult questions that plague modern society.
Beginning of the Book:
Last Sunday, the host of a popular news show asked me what it meant to lose my body. The host was broadcasting from Washington D,C, and I was in a remote studio on the far west side of Manhattan. A satellite closed the miles between us, but no machinery would close the gap between her world and the world for which I had been summoned to speak.
About Page 56:
These truths I heard in the works of other poets around the city
I'll actually be starting this book on Friday. I am currently on the last pages of Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. I am wondering if I should actually read this immediately after Behold the Dreamers. Since Between The World and Me is a library book, I think I'll try reading it now before it has to go back and if need be I'll put it on hold again and read it at another time, if need be.