Ta-Nehisi Coates Announces New Book, 'We Were Eight Years in Power'
Ok. So I’m gonna take the year to try my hand at this fancy book writin’ stuff. See y’all in ’18. Take us out, Queen… pic.twitter.com/kLISnrMJE9
— Ta-Nehisi Coates (@tanehisicoates) January 2, 2017
And, with the exception of the time when he cleared up a minor misunderstanding, he’s kept his word and stayed away from social media.
Until this evening. Coates went to Twitter to announce his new book, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy. The Atlantic editor tweeted out a picture of the book, with the message “I got so many theories and suspicions…” That is a lyric from Kendrick Lamar’s “YAH.” song.
“I got so many theories and suspicions…” pic.twitter.com/SJlRRa9uxS
— Ta-Nehisi Coates (@tanehisicoates) June 12, 2017
According to Entertainment Weekly, the book is going to be a collection of new and previously released essays centered on the eight years President Barack Obama was in office.
The book, which is the follow-up to the award-winning memoir Between the World and Me, will be released on October 3rd.
We Were Eight Years in Power will be published by One World, a Random House imprint. Coates is also working on a novel under the imprint.