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A 'Beautiful Struggle' Growing Up in West Baltimore

Jun 9, 2008 (Talk of the Nation)

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In The Beautiful Struggle Ta-Nehisi Coates writes about growing up in West Baltimore and escaping the temptations of the city's streets.

His memoir explains two very different kinds of knowledge — the language of the corner and the political consciousness taught to him by his father.

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