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Losing my cool : love, literature, and a black man's escape from the crowd

Author: Thomas Chatterton Williams
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author describes his personal experiences growing up being influenced by hip-hop culture, while at the same time having his father encourage education and a love of literature, and how he struggled to accommodate both worlds in his life.
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Named Person: Thomas Chatterton Williams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Chatterton Williams
ISBN: 9780143119623 0143119621
OCLC Number: 681497251
Description: xiv, 225 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
The discovery of what it means to be a black boy --
A wicked genie --
What about your friends? --
Street dreams (who am I to disagree?) --
Slip the yoke --
You can't go home again --
Beginning to see the light --
To a worm in a horseradish, the world is a horseradish --
Every secret loses its force --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Thomas Chatterton Williams.

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The author describes his personal experiences growing up being influenced by hip-hop culture, while at the same time having his father encourage education and a love of literature, and how he struggled to accommodate both worlds in his life.

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