By Sanyika Shakur

ISBN-10: 0802141447

ISBN-13: 9780802141446

ISBN-10: 1417683074

ISBN-13: 9781417683079

After pumping 8 blasts from a sawed-off shotgun at a bunch of rival gang participants, twelve-year-old Kody Scott used to be initiated into the L.A. gang the Crips. He quick matured into the most ambitious Crip wrestle infantrymen, incomes the identify “Monster” for committing acts of brutality and violence that repulsed even his fellow gang individuals. whilst the inevitable detention center time period limited him to a maximum-security telephone, an entire political and private transformation undefined: from Monster to Sanyika Shakur, black nationalist, member of the hot Afrikan Independence move, and crusader opposed to the factors of gangsterism. In a record that has been in comparison to The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Eldridge Cleaver’s Soul on Ice, Shakur makes palpable the melancholy and rot of America’s internal towns and provides eloquent voice to 1 point of the black ghetto adventure today.

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