Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison. Shaka Senghor

Writing My Wrongs is just, straight up a good read. Normally, we would not endeavor a book such as this. They can be verbose and this one was, at times. They can be boring. Lifeless.

However, this one is not like that. It gives one the opportunity to experience prison life from a safe vantage point. It also allows us to realize how indomitable the human spirit can be.
Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison. Shaka Senghor
It is one thing to watch another struggle. Then, we realize that the one struggling had an excellent support group and plentiful resources. It is quite another to see one so beaten down by the sum of their life experiences that you wonder how they ever made it to the top for water. Ever.

We have compassion for both. Yet, we are struck by the perseverance. Slapped by the reality of another. Rejoicing at the return of one man's humanity.

Occasionally funny. Deeply rich. Always real.

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Convergent Books; 1 edition (March 8, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1101907290
ISBN-13: 978-1101907290
Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.9 x 9.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

About the Author:

Locked up for nearly nineteen years, Shaka Senghor has used his incarceration as a vehicle for change. Through years of study and self-reflection, he has transformed himself from an uncaring “thug” into a principled, progressive man who refuses to allow his circumstances to define who he is or what he’s capable of.

Once a very angry, bitter young man, it was books that saved him from self-destructing and allowed him to see beyond the barbed-wire fences that held him captive. In an environment where hopelessness and despair grow like weeds, writing became his refuge. Eventually, he began writing creatively, tapping into the growing interest in street/hip hop literature. The author of six books and countless articles and short stories, he is inspired by revolutionary prison writers like George Jackson, Malcolm X and Donald Goines.

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