A conglomerate heap of trash, that's what I am. But it burns with a high flame
Long interview with the man in the new Paris Review. In that one sentence, he told my life my story—or at least the one I'd like to tell the world. You gotta cop the print version to read the whole thing. I swear no one's paying me to do this.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.
Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.