Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates, right, answered questions from the host and audience questions that ranges from his writing process to his hip-hop playlist.

Ta-Nehisi Coates discussed his new novel, “The Water Dancer,” in the Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami on Monday.

Coates answered questions from the host and audience that ranged from his writing process to his hip-hop playlist.

He talked about giving young people their time and space to grow.

“As a society we are too quick to want to criticize and shut them up. We need to recognize that they are just like we were - trying to figure out how to navigate this crazy world,” he said.

In only a decade’s time, Coates has produced some of our country’s most seminal pieces of non-fiction writing, which was announced as a pick for Oprah’s Book Club.

“The Water Dancer” is a work of magic and adventure, love and separation, and the power of resistance. The book is about the story of America’s oldest struggle–the struggle to tell the truth. For more information, please visit https://ta-nehisicoates.com.

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