October 4, 2017 7:30 pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates presents We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
In conversation with Jeffrey Goldberg

Hosted by Greenlight Bookstore and The Atlantic

At Kings Theatre

Tickets $20* (seat only); $40* with book

Ta-Nehisi Coates – award-winning correspondent for The Atlantic, MacArthur Fellow and winner of the National Book Award for Between the World and Me – returns to Brooklyn to present his newest book, a vital account of modern America from one of the definitive voices of this historic moment. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy is part memoir, part polemic: an examination on the Obama era and its connections to America’s last experiment in truly multiracial democracy during the post-Civil War era of Reconstruction. Coates examines the new voices, ideas, and movements for justice that emerged over this period – and the effects of the persistent, haunting shadow of our nation’s old and unreconciled history – from his intimate and revealing perspective as a young writer who begins the journey in an unemployment office in Harlem and ends it in the Oval Office, interviewing a president. Coates discusses his work and perspectives at Brooklyn’s gorgeously restored historic Kings Theatre with Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic.

Tickets available through Ticketmaster and the Kings Theatre box office; some ticket fees apply.  Ticket links and more information at: http://www.greenlightbookstore.com/coates 

Kings Theatre is located at 1027 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.


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