Song for Assata- Common

Assata- thoughts on strength

I just finished the autobiography of Assata Shakur. I picked it up because I had been busy finishing my thesis and didn’t have much time for political reading outside of some study groups I am in, but autobiographies are usually like novels, easy to read and yet very compelling. I would read Assata while in the tub after a long day. I also picked up the book because I have been having trouble with motivation- to do political work, but to do anything at all, really. I was spending hours watching tv and reading fashion blogs, things that I think are okay to do, but not when they’re used to escape reality for hours and hours at a time, as I was doing. I was hoping her example would steel my resolve to be an active political person.

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