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Monster : the autobiography of an L.A. gang member

Author: Sanyika Shakur
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the memoir of Kody Scott who was born in 1963 and grew up in South Central Los Angeles. In sixth grade he joined the Crips and soon earned the name "Monster" for his many acts of depravity. He transformed himself into black nationalist Sanyika Shakur while in a California maximum-security prison. --Book cover.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Sanyika Shakur; Sanyika Shakur
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sanyika Shakur
ISBN: 0871135353 9780871135353 9780802141446 pbk 0802141447 pbk
OCLC Number: 27894556
Description: xv, 383 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Initiation --
Boys to men --
The war --
Ambush --
Can't stop, won't stop --
The juvenile tank --
Tamu --
48 hours --
Reconnected --
Nation time.
Responsibility: Sanyika Shakur, A.K.A. Monster Kody Scott.

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Written in solitary confinement, the author's memoir of 16 years as a gangbanger in Los Angeles makes palpable the despair and decay of America's inner cities and gives eloquent voice to one aspect  Read more...

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"Unquestionably one of the most disturbingly authentic triumphs of the human spirit ever executed in print." "A shockingly raw, frightening portrait of gang life in South Central Los Angeles today." Read more...

 
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