Ta-Nehisi Coates Announces New Book
Ta-Nehisi Coates Announces New Book
Photo of Ta-Nehisi Coates courtesy of YouTube.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Announces New Book, 'We Were Eight Years in Power'

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY. Photo of Ta-Nehisi Coates courtesy of YouTube.

At the top of the year, prominent writer Ta-Nehisi Coates went to Twitter and announced that he was going away to work on a book; he said he would be back in 2018.

 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.

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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.

 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.