Coming of Age in a Troubled Time

In a new memoir, author Ta-nehisi Coates recalls growing up in drug-ravaged West Baltimore in the 1980s.

Titled The Beautiful Struggle, the book documents the life of his Black Nationalist father, who worked hard to keep his two boys from falling into the drug world that surrounded them.

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The Beautiful Struggle

A Father, a Son, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood

by Ta-nehesi Coates

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