Ta-Nehisi Coates - A Unique Take on a Familiar World in “The Water Dancer” | The Daily Show

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • Author Ta-Nehisi Coates shares how it felt to have Oprah pick his novel “The Water Dancer” for her book club and discusses how he developed his own interpretation of slavery. #TheDailyShow #TaNehisiCoates #TheWaterDancer

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  • Debra Robinson

    Debra Robinson

     2 days ago

    Why do people think Oprah is some kind of God she's only a sell out black woman

  • Wombat


     7 days ago

    Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, was a compelling action movie & now I wanna see Harriet Tubman as a teleporter like the "Jumper" movie

  • Brad Renarski

    Brad Renarski

     14 days ago

    STFU with your slavery!!!

  • acajudi100


     14 days ago


  • Vinh Pham

    Vinh Pham

     14 days ago +4

    there need to be daily show playlist that comprise all authors/book related interviews. EVery time I watch Trevor Noah discussing a book and ask these poignant questions with the author, it makes me want to read that book asap.

  • Humility Before Honor Smk

    Humility Before Honor Smk

     21 days ago

    Funny story,
    I was telling my brother about this great book and great author and my brother says "that's our cousin ". I said get out of here! And I go look up finding your roots and sure enough his ancestors last name is the same as mine and lived near where I live now. I kinda wanna stay a little anonymous but it won't take much to piece this together. Lol.

  • Nicole Kinzonzi

    Nicole Kinzonzi

     21 days ago +2

    If ADOS and their allies "cancel" Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween, New Years and other holidays I am certain there would be a SERIOUS discussion about Reparitions. The one way to get corporations to listen is to adjust spending. America is one of the most wealthy corporations in the world.

  • MadCat


     21 days ago

    poto poto

  • Susan McClusky

    Susan McClusky

     21 days ago +1

    Enjoyed the book. I found it fascinating. What about a sequel? How the Underground Railroad ran during the Civil War?

  • Jason Puckett

    Jason Puckett

     21 days ago

    i think an important question to ask also is, does ta-nehisi age

  • Galaxy Lucia

    Galaxy Lucia

     21 days ago +2

    It may sound like he's being ungrateful when he groans and says he never wants to talk about his book ever again, but as an unpublished writer I can only empathise with the sheer frustration of having to talk about what you WROTE...ugh. 🙄

    Can't wait to read this book tho!

  • cassidra cheek

    cassidra cheek

     21 days ago +8

    We don't talk about it enough this is our history. People tend to get mad about OUR HISTORY.

  • cassidra cheek

    cassidra cheek

     21 days ago +1

    He better be careful with that oprah snake in the grass she will be coming after him next.

  • A M

    A M

     28 days ago

    I can't wait to read it Godwilling!

  • Christian Rincon

    Christian Rincon

     1 months ago

    T.N GOATes

  • Nj Osborne

    Nj Osborne

     1 months ago +2

    2 of my favorite guys.
    I’m looking for time to read it.

  • zarzarbeast


     1 months ago

    "African-American" average IQ is 85. Sub-saharan average IQ is 60-70.

  • justin castillo

    justin castillo

     1 months ago +1

    Shocked Donald hasn't used the #CancelCulture in his tweets about his "witch hunt"

  • Joy Chase

    Joy Chase

     1 months ago

    I am totally disgusted by Trevor Noah’s ageism and mean depictions of anyone older from Nancy Pelosi to Joe Biden to everyone. One day YOU will be old, if you are blessed to live that long!

  • Hott Tuque

    Hott Tuque

     1 months ago

    he is so stupid complaining about repeating himself. (cause it's so much work to sit in an air-conditioned room and speak about a book you took 10yr to write for 10mins) if he wasn't on the daily show I would have never known about him or this book which sounds interesting