Ta-Nehisi Coates: Dreams of a Father

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s memoirs and essays on race, politics, and culture are now some of the most widely read in American letters. In an interview with Topic recorded in downtown Manhattan in April, Coates reflects on his childhood, the process of becoming a father, and how parenthood made him the man—and the writer—he is today. Listen to a longer, audio-only version of the interview below, and check out our discussion with animator Lyndon J. Barrois about how he made Coates’s story come to life.

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