Buck has ratings and reviews. Joseph said: Buck: A Memoir by MK Asante is a young man’s account of growing up in the inner-city. Asante has an. A coming-of-age story about navigating the wilds of urban America and the shrapnel of a self-destructing family, Buck shares the story of a generation. MK Asante grew up in in north Philadelphia or as he calls it, “Killadelphia.” In his new memoir, Buck, he details how he went from a drug.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But while Professor Asante was on the lecture and media circuit, the foundation of his home life was crumbling.

And really, that’s what our bkck should be when we speak of diversifying awante reading. Memorable autobio delivered direct like a Joe Frazier left hook. It has made a huge difference for my kids who were at risk, and also for the child who was always the perfect example. Is this really the best a gifted young Black man can expect?

I thoroughly enjoyed the memoir, it lived up to my expectations, it deserves its hype. Preview — Buck by M. It was a nice reminder that it is always a good time to diversify your reading and expand your world view.

‘Buck’ Tells Of Wild Childhood In ‘Killadelphia’

Still, I strongly recommend reading this book, if for no asanre reason than it will give you insight into the true masterpiece s M. They are universal themes of loss and family and hope and hopelessness. Buxk book was suggested to me by a librarian at Berkeley High School.

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If you don’t know the difference between “nigga” and the N word, and who can say it and who can’t, move on to the next selection on the shelf.

Buck: A Memoir

A state of being I like and wholeheartedly encourage. This memoir comes to show you that the circumstances of your life asate you to the place in which your future relies. It is rare to find a book that changes your opinions.

This story shows the coming of age of an intellectual and an artist, and it places itself squarely within a long and broad literary tradition in that respect. However, instead of putting it back, I read the blurb to get a glimpse of what the book would be about.

In a world turned upside down by violence, escaping the danger is often not a simple solution. I may not have always been familiar with the street lingo that was used, but the context steers you where you need to go.

There was the lower class, white not black, the city was extremely segregated and we all kept to our side.

This is not an easy read, nor should it be. Arizona brings no relief as trouble finds trouble and Uzi becomes part of the system, incarcerated at a state penitentiary for statutory rape. When reading BUCK you’ll not only get to understand the experience of the Hip Hop Generation in inner cities, you’ll get read about it in a poetic form that reminds me of the impact of Richard Wright’s Native Son. He has written four books and has been in or directed three movies. Jan 31, Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 03, Chris Craddock rated it it was byck Shelves: Asante has a right to be proud.

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Buck — MK Asante

Malo’s older brother is in jail. Dec 18, Aaron S rated it liked it. I perceived it to be cheesy.

I certainly wish many more young men would have this epiphany about reading. Leaving behind a gang affiliated lifestyle. Change hangs in the air like the sneaks on the live wires behind my crib.

The language and sensibility wears a noticeable twelve-year lag, it seems to me, but it is instructive none-the-less. Overreaching the wide horizon like the rainbow, its hues are as various as the hues of that arch, as distinct too, yet as intimately blended.

Reading was illegal mj if you limit someone’s vocab, you limit their thoughts. With no adult supervision Uzi ends up in nk water. I send my own children to a really wonderful alternative school. Meanwhile, his father leaves and his mother has mental issues.

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Frequently brilliant and always engaging The alternative school helps him find his own voice. Not keeping count of the race or religion of the authors or main characters for the sake of statistics, but seeking out media that will expand our understanding of the world and help us see through the eyes of those that are vuck but it turns out, not so different than us.

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His rap contains allusions to Rivers, a poem by Langston Hughes.