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The Resource The education of Kevin Powell : a boy's journey into manhood, Kevin Powell

The education of Kevin Powell : a boy's journey into manhood, Kevin Powell

Label
The education of Kevin Powell : a boy's journey into manhood
Title
The education of Kevin Powell
Title remainder
a boy's journey into manhood
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Powell
Title variation
education of Kevin Powell
Title variation remainder
a boys journey into manhood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This powerful memoir by writer and activist Kevin Powell vividly recounts the horrific poverty of his youth, his struggles to overcome a legacy of anger, violence, and self-hatred, and his journey to be a man and a voice for others. Driven by his single mother's dreams for his survival and success, Kevin Powell became the first in his family to attend a university, where he became a student leader keenly aware of widespread social injustice. But the struggle to define himself and break out of poverty continued into adulthood, with traumatic periods of homelessness and despair. As a young star journalist with Vibe magazine, Powell interviewed luminaries such as Tupac Shakur, writing influential chronicles of the evolution of hip-hop from his eyewitness view. Now, with searing honesty, Powell examines his troubled relationships, his appearance on MTV's first season of The Real World, his battles with alcohol and depression, his two campaigns for Congress, and the uplifting trip to Africa that renewed his sense of personal mission. Finally, Powell embarks on a search for the father he never really knew in a redemptive passage from abandonment to self-discovery. A striking memoir by a child of post-Civil Rights America, The Education of Kevin Powell gives eloquent testimony to the power of the soul to heal"--
  • "Memoir recounting the author's childhood, struggle to overcome a legacy of anger and violence, and journey to become a voice for others"--
Summary
In a memoir by a child of post-Civil Rights America, an acclaimed poet, journalist, essayist and public speaker recounts the poverty of his youth; his struggles over a legacy of anger, violence and self-hatred; and his life-affirming journey to be a man and a voice for others
Tone
Writing style
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10455480
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powell, Kevin
Dewey number
  • 814/.6
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Powell, Kevin
  • African American authors
  • African American men
  • African American men
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Powell, Kevin
  • African American authors
  • African American men
  • African American men
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a boy's journey into manhood
Label
The education of Kevin Powell : a boy's journey into manhood, Kevin Powell
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn759913299
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria haradcover edition.
Extent
xii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781439163689
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015014500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)759913299
Label
The education of Kevin Powell : a boy's journey into manhood, Kevin Powell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn759913299
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria haradcover edition.
Extent
xii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781439163689
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015014500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)759913299

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