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The Resource Writing my wrongs : life, death, and redemption in am American prison, Shaka Senghor

Writing my wrongs : life, death, and redemption in am American prison, Shaka Senghor

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Writing my wrongs : life, death, and redemption in am American prison
Title
Writing my wrongs
Title remainder
life, death, and redemption in am American prison
Statement of responsibility
Shaka Senghor
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shaka Senghor was raised in a middle class neighborhood on Detroit's east side during the height of the 1980s crack epidemic. An honor roll student and a natural leader, he dreamed of becoming a doctor but at age 11, his parents' marriage began to unravel, and the beatings from his mother worsened, sending him on a downward spiral that saw him run away from home, turn to drug dealing to survive, and end up in prison for murder at the age of 19, fuming with anger and despair. "Writing My Wrongs" is the story of what came next. During his nineteen-year incarceration, seven of which were spent in solitary confinement, Senghor discovered literature, meditation, self-examination, and the kindness of others tools he used to confront the demons of his past, forgive the people who hurt him, and begin atoning for the wrongs he had committed. Upon his release at age thirty-eight, Senghor became an activist and mentor to young men and women facing circumstances like his. His work in the community and the courage to share his story led him to fellowships at the MIT Media Lab and the Kellogg Foundation and invitations to speak at events like TED and the Aspen Ideas Festival. In equal turns, "Writing My Wrongs" is a page-turning portrait of life in the shadow of poverty, violence, and fear; an unforgettable story of redemption, reminding us that our worst deeds don t define us; and a compelling witness to our country s need for rethinking its approach to crime, prison, and the men and women sent there
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A former prisoner, TED mentor and criminal-justice-reform advocate traces his coming of age at the height of Detroit's crack epidemic and his 19 years in prison before he was motivated to help at-risk youth and raise awareness about the vulnerabilities of America's system of mass incarceration
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Biography type
autobiography
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10473059
Cataloging source
TOH
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Senghor, Shaka
Dewey number
  • 305.896/073077434
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Senghor, Shaka
  • African American young men
  • Murderers
  • Drug dealers
  • African American prisoners
  • Detroit (Mich.)
Target audience
adult
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life, death, and redemption in an American prison
Label
Writing my wrongs : life, death, and redemption in am American prison, Shaka Senghor
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-268)
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
ocn933727034
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First revised edition.
Extent
xi, 268 pages
Isbn
9781101907290
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933727034
Label
Writing my wrongs : life, death, and redemption in am American prison, Shaka Senghor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-268)
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
ocn933727034
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First revised edition.
Extent
xi, 268 pages
Isbn
9781101907290
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933727034

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