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Writing my wrongs : life, death, and redemption in an American prison / Shaka Senghor.

Senghor, Shaka, author. (Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County - Angola 305.896 SEN (Text) 33118000175165 Adult: New Book Checked out 12/12/2016
Danville-Center Township Public Library - Danville 305.896 Sen (Text) 32604000204297 DCTPLD AD Non-Fiction Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch B SENGHOR SENGHOR (Text) 33946003086472 Biographies . End of Nonfiction section . 2nd Floor Available -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville 921 SEN (Text) 37323005245777 NONFIC Available -
Peru Public Library - Peru 921 SENGHOR S (Text) 53069000440579 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 921 Senghor (Text) 31208912259795 non-fiction Available -
Tyson Library - Versailles 921 SEN (Text) 31070500453465 Adult Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781101907290
  • ISBN: 1101907290
  • Physical Description: xi, 268 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First revised edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Convergent Books, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-268).
Summary, etc.: "In 1991, Shaka Senghor was sent to prison for second-degree murder. Today, he is a lecturer at the University of Michigan, a leading voice on criminal justice reform, and an inspiration to thousands. In life, it's not how you start that matters. It's how you finish. Shaka Senghor was raised in a middle class neighborhood on Detroit's east side during the height of the 1980s crack epidemic. An honor roll student and a natural leader, he dreamed of becoming a doctor--but at age 11, his parents' marriage began to unravel and the beatings from his mother worsened, sending him on a downward spiral that saw him run away from home, turn to drug dealing to survive, and end up in prison for murder at the age of 19, fuming with anger and despair. Writing My Wrongs is the story of what came next. During his 19-year incarceration, seven of which were spent in solitary confinement, Senghor discovered literature, meditation, and self-examination, tools that he used to confront the demons of his past, forgive the people who hurt him, and begin atoning for the wrongs he had committed. Upon his release at age 38, Senghor became an activist and mentor to young men and women facing circumstances like his. His work in the community and the courage to share his story led him to fellowships at the MIT Media Lab and the Kellogg Foundation and invitations to speak at events like TED and the Aspen Ideas Festival. Writing My Wrongs is a redemption story told through a stunningly human portrait of what it's like to grow up in the gravitational pull of poverty, violence, fear, and hopelessness. It's an unforgettable tale of forgiveness and hope, one that reminds us that our worst deeds don't define who we are or what we can contribute to the world. And it's a lasting testament to the power of compassion, prayer, and unconditional love, for reaching those whom society has forgotten"-- Provided by publisher.
In life, it's not how you start that matters. It's how you finish. In the 1980s Shaka Senghor was an honor roll student and dreamed of becoming a doctor. In 1991 he was sent to prison for second-degree murder. During his 19-year incarceration, seven of which were spent in solitary confinement, Senghor discovered literature, meditation, and self-examination. He used these tools to confront the demons of his past, forgive the people who hurt him, and begin atoning for the wrongs he had committed. At his release at age 38 he became an activist and mentor to young men and women facing circumstances like his.
Subject: Senghor, Shaka.
Prisoners > Michigan > Biography.
Lecturers > Michigan > Biography.
African American men > Michigan > Biography.
African American criminals > Rehabilitation.
Criminals > Rehabilitation > United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of > Michigan.
Criminal justice, Administration of > United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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