Spotlight: Assata Shakur: A 20th Century Escaped Slave by Barbara Casey,

Don’t Miss This One!

We are pleased to be back on tour with Barbara Casey, author of Assata Shakur: A 20th Century Escaped Slave.  Ms. Casey is a fine writer of both fiction and non fiction.  Each book we have read has been a treat.

Assata Shakur is definitely not fiction.  In a true story, the reader will learn of the life of the woman still considered a fugitive in the United States.

We hope you will take a look at the schedule below.  You’ll find reviews, interviews, and guest articles written by Barbara Casey.  It should be a fascinating tour.


Book Description:

In May 1973, Assata Olugbala Shakur was involved in a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike in which she was accused of killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and assaulting Trooper James Harper. This resulted in her indictment of first-degree murder of Foerster and seven other felonies related to the shootout. A member of the Black Panther Party, she became a prime target of the Federal Bureau of Investigations Counterintelligence Program. When she joined the Black Liberation Army and went into hiding, between 1973 and 1977, she was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List for three bank robberies, the kidnapping and murder of two drug dealers, and the attempted murder of two New Jersey police officers.

In March 1977 Assata Shakur was convicted of murdering state trooper Werner Forrester and was imprisoned. Two years later she broke out of the maximum-security wing of Clinton Correctional Facility in New Jersey, pistol in hand, as she and three cohorts sped out of the prison grounds. In 1984 she was granted political asylum in Cuba where she has lived ever since. On May 2, 2013, the FBI added her to the Most Wanted Terrorist List, the first woman to be listed. Assata Shakur: A 20th Century Escaped Slave is the story of Assata Shakur, before she became a fugitive and since.

Buy the book:  Amazon  ~  Barnes & Noble  ~ Books-A-Million


Author’s Bio:

Barbara Casey is the author of several award-winning novels for both adults and young adults, as well as book-length works of nonfiction true crime and numerous articles, poems, and short stories. Her previous nonfiction true crime work, Kathryn Kelly: The Moll behind Machine Gun Kelly, has been optioned for a major film and television series.

In addition to her own writing, she is an editorial consultant for independent publishers and writers, and president of the Barbara Casey Agency, established in 1995, representing authors throughout the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and Japan. Barbara lives on a mountain in Georgia with her husband and three dogs who adopted her: Benton, a hound-mix; Fitz, a miniature dachshund; and Gert, a Jack Russel terrier of sorts.

Connect with the author:  Website


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Tour Schedule:

April 10 – Working Mommy Journal– review

April 11 – Books, Dreams, Life– book spotlight / author interview

April 11 – Books for Books– review

April 12 – Literary Flits– review / giveaway

April 13 – Mystery Suspense Reviews– book spotlight

April 14 – Cheryl’s Book Nook– review / guest post / giveaway

April 16 – Writers and Authors– book spotlight

April 17 – Roughseasinthemed– review / giveaway

April 18 – A Mama’s Corner of the World– review / giveaway

April 19 – Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine– guest post

April 20 – Kristin’s Novel Cafe– review / giveaway

April 21 – Svetlana’s Reads and Views– review

April 24 – Bound 4 Escape– review / giveaway

April 25 – Laura Fabiani – Top 1000 Reviewer– review

April 26 – Library of Clean Reads– review / giveaway

April 27 – Leels Loves Books– review

April 28 – Jessica Cassidy– review / author interview / giveaway


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2 Responses

  1. Thank you again for inviting me to be a guest on your wonderful blog site, and for spotlighting my latest nonfiction book, ASSATA SHAKUR: A 20TH CENTURY ESCAPED SLAVE. My very best to you and your bloggers.


  2. Del Groshans says:

    Wonderful article Thanks for sharing.

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