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.