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

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

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Writing my wrongs : life, death, and redemption in an American prison
Title
Writing my wrongs
Title remainder
life, death, and redemption in an American prison
Statement of responsibility
Shaka Senghor
Title variation
Life, death, and redemption in an American prison
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Shaka Senghor was raised in a middle class neighborhood on Detroit’s eastside 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 19-year incarceration, seven of which were spent in solitary confinement, Senghor discovered literature, meditation, and self-examination, tools that 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 38, 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. Writing My Wrongs is a redemption story told through a stunningly human portrait of what it's like to grow up in the gravitational pull of poverty, violence, fear, and hopelessness. It's an unforgettable tale of forgiveness and hope, one that reminds us that our worst deeds don't define who we are or what we can contribute to the world. And it's a lasting testament to the power of compassion, prayer, and unconditional love, for reaching those whom society has forgotten
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TOH
Dewey number
  • 305.896/073077434
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Writing my wrongs : life, death, and redemption in an American prison, Shaka Senghor
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-268)
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky279731877
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First revised edition.
Extent
xi, 268 pages
Isbn
9781101907290
Lccn
bl2016001603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Writing my wrongs : life, death, and redemption in an American prison, Shaka Senghor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-268)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky279731877
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First revised edition.
Extent
xi, 268 pages
Isbn
9781101907290
Lccn
bl2016001603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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