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Written in solitary confinement, the author's memoir of 16 years as a gangbanger in Los Angeles makes palpable the despair and decay of America's inner cities and gives eloquent voice to one aspect of the black ghetto experience.

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Written in solitary confinement, Kody Scotts memoir of sixteen years as a gangbanger in Los Angeles was a searing best-seller and became a classic, published in ten languages, with more than 300,000 copies in print in the United States alone. After pumping eight blasts from a sawed-off shotgun at a group of rival gang members, twelve-year-old Kody Scott was initiated into the L.A. gang the Crips. He quickly matured into one of the most formidable Crip combat soldiers, earning the name “Monster” for committing acts of brutality and violence that repulsed even his fellow gang members. When the inevitable jail term confined him to a maximum-security cell, a complete political and personal transformation followed: from Monster to Sanyika Shakur, black nationalist, member of the New Afrikan Independence Movement, and crusader against the causes of gangsterism. In a document that has been compared to The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Eldridge Cleavers Soul on Ice, Shakur makes palpable the despair and decay of Americas inner cities and gives eloquent voice to one aspect of the black ghetto experience today.

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geraldine1051, March 10, 2009 (view all comments by geraldine1051)
I am white, and I've never been to LA, let alone South Central LA. I felt like I was reading about people on an alien planet. It is easy to see why the gang culture is perpetuated. Sanyika is a good writer, and while I certainly cannot relate to him as a gangbanger, I do see him as another human being, doing the best he can in this crazy world. I hope you will read this book!
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9780802141446
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Shakur, Sanyika
Publisher:
Grove Press
Author:
Shakur, Sanyika
Subject:
Gangs
Subject:
Gang members
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Violence in Society
Subject:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Subject:
BIO026000
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California
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Gangs -- California -- Los Angeles.
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Shakur, Sanyika
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Biography - General
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20040631
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TRADE PAPER
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English
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400
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9 x 6 in 14 oz

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Written in solitary confinement, Kody Scotts memoir of sixteen years as a gangbanger in Los Angeles was a searing best-seller and became a classic, published in ten languages, with more than 300,000 copies in print in the United States alone. After pumping eight blasts from a sawed-off shotgun at a group of rival gang members, twelve-year-old Kody Scott was initiated into the L.A. gang the Crips. He quickly matured into one of the most formidable Crip combat soldiers, earning the name “Monster” for committing acts of brutality and violence that repulsed even his fellow gang members. When the inevitable jail term confined him to a maximum-security cell, a complete political and personal transformation followed: from Monster to Sanyika Shakur, black nationalist, member of the New Afrikan Independence Movement, and crusader against the causes of gangsterism. In a document that has been compared to The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Eldridge Cleavers Soul on Ice, Shakur makes palpable the despair and decay of Americas inner cities and gives eloquent voice to one aspect of the black ghetto experience today.
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