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Makes me wanna holler : a young black man in America

Author: Nathan McCall
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of our most visceral and important memoirs on race in America, this is the story of Nathan McCall, who began life as a smart kid in a close, protective family in a black working-class neighborhood. Yet by the age of fifteen, McCall was packing a gun and embarking on a criminal career that five years later would land him in prison for armed robbery. In these pages, McCall chronicles his passage from the street  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
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Biography
Named Person: Nathan McCall; Nathan McCall
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan McCall
ISBN: 0679740708 9780679740704
OCLC Number: 1090744673
Notes: Reprints the 1995 Vintage books edition, with a new afterword by the author.
Description: xii, 428 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Get-back. Cavalier manor ; Nigger ; W.E. Waters ; Hanging ; Trains ; Respect ; Power ; War ; Work ; B & Es ; Superfly ; Mr. Manor ; Falling ; Trapped ; Busted --
Part II: Denial. Native son ; Homecoming ; Time ; Sex ; Jim ; Freedom --
Part III: Home. Norfolk state ; Islam ; The auction block ; Culture shock ; Clashes ; Fathers ; Dating ; The Black Mecca ; Blending ; A measure of peace ; Babylon ; Running ; Danny ; Yankees ; The past ; The brothers ; Hell ; The big time ; Cycles ; Choices.
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"One of our most visceral and important memoirs on race in America, this is the story of Nathan McCall, who began life as a smart kid in a close, protective family in a black working-class neighborhood. Yet by the age of fifteen, McCall was packing a gun and embarking on a criminal career that five years later would land him in prison for armed robbery. In these pages, McCall chronicles his passage from the street to the prison yard -- and, later, to the newsrooms of The Washington Post and ultimately to the faculty of Emory University. His story is at once devastating and inspiring. For even as he recounts his transformation, McCall compels us to recognize that racism is as pervasive in the newsroom as it is in the inner city, where it condemns so many black men to prison, to dead-end jobs, or to violent deaths. At once an indictment and an elegy, Makes Me Wanna Holler became an instant classic when it was first published in 1994. Now, some two decades later, it continues to bear witness to the great troubles -- and the great hopes -- of our nation."--Publisher's description.

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