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The Resource Angels with dirty faces : three stories of crime, prison, and redemption, by Walidah Imarisha

Angels with dirty faces : three stories of crime, prison, and redemption, by Walidah Imarisha

Label
Angels with dirty faces : three stories of crime, prison, and redemption
Title
Angels with dirty faces
Title remainder
three stories of crime, prison, and redemption
Statement of responsibility
by Walidah Imarisha
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The three lives in this creative nonfiction account are united by the presence of actual harm--sometimes horrific violence. Imarisha, dealing with the complexities of her own experience with sexual assault and accountability, brings us behind prison walls to visit her adopted brother Kakamia and his fellow inmate Jimmy "Mac" McElroy, a member of the brutal Irish gang the Westies. Together they explore the questions: People can do unimaginable things to one another--and then what? What do we as a society do? What might redemption look like? Imarisha doesn't flinch as she guides us through the difficulties and contradictions, eschewing theory for a much messier reality. The result is a nuanced and deeply personal analysis that connects readers emotionally with the lives of people caught up within, and often destroyed by, our criminal justice system.--Publisher
Summary
Walidah Imarisha, dealing with the complexities of her own experience with sexual assault and accountability, brings us behind prison walls to visit her adopted brother Kakamia and his fellow inmate Jimmy "Mac" McElroy, a member of the Irish gang the Westies. Together they explore the questions: People can do unimaginable damage to one another and then what? What do we as a society do? What might redemption look like?
Tone
Writing style
Award
Oregon Book Awards, Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction, 2017.
Biography type
collective biography
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10471524
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Imarisha, Walidah
Dewey number
365/.6092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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three stories of crime, prison, and redemption
Label
Angels with dirty faces : three stories of crime, prison, and redemption, by Walidah Imarisha
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-241)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kakiamia -- Walidah -- Mac -- Remembering freedom
Control code
ocn908088138
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781849351744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)908088138
Label
Angels with dirty faces : three stories of crime, prison, and redemption, by Walidah Imarisha
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-241)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kakiamia -- Walidah -- Mac -- Remembering freedom
Control code
ocn908088138
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781849351744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)908088138

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