Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Mom Made Him Write as a Punishment

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Published on October 2, 2019

Ta-Nehisi Coates talks about receiving the Oprah’s Book Club selection for his novel The Water Dancer, writing essays as punishment and how comic books can tell real stories.

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6 comments

  • Ali Alghail 9 months ago

    Good luck.

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  • makon89 9 months ago

    .

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  • catalinacurio 9 months ago

    Your mom sounds like a clever lady, now look you have a book out and Oprah is covering it! Congratulations! ❤

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  • Rick Drew 9 months ago

    So refreshing to take a break from endless Trump saturation and celebrate a talented young man and his art

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  • B. Fortune 9 months ago

    I was about say, Kenyon Martin. Congratulations on the new book.

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  • Bob ONeill 9 months ago

    My Mom did the same….my punishment was writing

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