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Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Ta-Nehisi Coates On Magic, Memory And The Underground Railroad

After writing three non-fiction books dealing with race and identity, and relaunching Marvel's black superhero series Black Panther, Ta-Nehisi Coates has written his first novel. Set during slave times, it re-imagines leaders of the underground railroad as having a magical power to help people out of slavery.

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