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Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks truth in Power

Illustrations on the book’s endpapers represent each of Coates’ essays

THE SYMBOLISM IN TA-NEHISI COATES’ NEW BOOK, We Were Eight Years in Power, runs cover to cover, starting with the binding materials. The book’s endpapers, that wallpaper glued to the inside cover, are both adhesive and cohesive, serving as a visual table of contents and tone-setting allegory.

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