A remarkable book on the African American experience. Written from prison, where Scott has spent half of his 29 years, this riveting account tells of the life of one of the leaders of a Los Angeles gang called the Crips. Scott renders the despair and decay of America's inner cities in an astonishing document that gives voice to a world and ...Read MoreA remarkable book on the African American experience. Written from prison, where Scott has spent half of his 29 years, this riveting account tells of the life of one of the leaders of a Los Angeles gang called the Crips. Scott renders the despair and decay of America's inner cities in an astonishing document that gives voice to a world and subculture that has been silent until now.Read Less
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Jun 29, 2009
Sanyika Shakur is pressured as a peer, and has no choice but to follow the path of other "gang-bangers" on the streets of L.A. Once he is imprisoned, he is touched by a man's word's, and changes his ignorant actions, by doing the right thing.
Jan 2, 2008
This book is engaging and valuble for the insight it sheds on the world of gangs. But there is a questionable aspect of the book, the fact that the author seems to express no clear rorse for his horrible crimes. The blurb on the jacket touts; "A complete political and personal transformation followed". What seems to have happened, is that the author wishes to get the reader to sympathise with the causes of his crime: hios ghetto childhood. His turning to education while in prison seems to be a way of strengthning his independence against the system, rather than truly coming to terms against the killings he accomplished. Scott writes a best-selling book, however, what becomes of his vitctims and their familes? A disturbing book, but an important social document.
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