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Free download ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ç Shaka Senghor Writing My Wrongs Read & Download Û 5 In 1991 Shaka Senghor was sent to prison for second degree murder Today he is a lecturer at universities a leading voice on criminal justice reform and an inspiration to thousandsIn 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 spira. Title Writing My Wrongs Life Death and Redemption in an American PrisonPublished March 8 2016Author Shaka Senghor288 PagesThe Review Writing My WrongsShaka Senghor s memoir Writing My Wrongs exemplifies an emotional expos riddled with confessions that enlighten the audience and gives a human face to the incarcerated What I was expecting was another book of distorted and dehumanizing criminology basking in some super imposed and caustically tainted surreal world The thing is I got that and much much than I imagined I got an understandingThe book is straight forward no smoke and mirrors optical illusions or sleight of hand There is no need for advanced degrees or unabridged dictionaries Needed is an open mind and the desire to delve into the place that is misunderstood Senghor writes from the heart from a place that he didn t know existed and because of that discovery the sincerity pours from every pageSenghor writesI STARED AT THE BATTLE SCARRED IMAGE IN FRONT OF ME AND KNEW I NEEDED TO BEGIN THE LONG TEDIOUS PROCESS OF MAKING PEACE WITH MY PAST I OPENED UP DEEP WOUNDS THAT HAD BEEN STUFFED WITH THE GAUZE OF ANGER AND SELF HATRED I FORGAVE ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAD TEASED ME IN MY CHILDHOOD MAKING FUN OF MY JACK O LANTERN SIZED HEAD BY CALLING ME PUMPKIN I FORGAVE EVERYONE WHO HAD MADE FUN OF MY GAP TOOTHED SMILE I RAN MY HAND THROUGH MY LONG DREADLOCKS AND FORGAVE EVERYONE WHO EVER CALLED ME NAPPY HEADED MAKING ME FEEL INSECURE ABOUT THE CROWN MY CREATOR HAD BESTOWED UPON ME THE WORDS FROM MY PAST RICOCHETED AROUND IN MY MIND LIKE ERRANT BULLETS HURTING NO LESS NOW THAN THEY HAD BACK THEN Senghor s tale is a familiar one familiar perhaps if you re a part of the PoC planet Familiar even if you have never lived on that planet It is inherent spiritual transcending caste gender and often race We just understand it better than most His introduction reveals that there s a depth to the mentality of the convicted a depth he knew long before the was behind barsI OPENED UP DEEP WOUNDS THAT HAD BEEN STUFFED WITH THE GAUZE OF ANGER AND SELF HATREDHe was the victim since birth of suspicion profiling and humanity viewed as sub human and uestioned so vehemently that he eventually uestioned himself The beauty is that Senghor did not sweeten the story he told it from the guts and grime of his grim reality He gave the reader while walking them through chambers of secrets the gore and the glorified details but accepted responsibility for his actions holding himself accountable while seeking something greater than himself And because he was so viewed he opted to fulfill the illusionShaka Senghor explains where and how his psychological odyssey began of how his mother kicked him out of their home how he solicited money from strangers to eat and laid his head wherever his head was allowed to lay He besieged us with a profile of how desperate measures and the need to be a part of some greater ensemble leads to unimaginable outcomes The reader is made cognizant of matters that draw the path to desperation Was he always desperate I cannot say that he was nor can it be accurately surmised if the lifestyle he chose was fulfilling some greater void Perhaps the transformation from pauper to low level prince provided him a false sense of prosperity and worthiness But he eually tells of the functionality and normality of his childhood home He states that the arguments between his mother and father were perhaps no different than those in any other household until his parent decided to separateWHEN HE FINALLY EXPLAINED THAT HE WOULD BE MOVING TO A PLACE IN HIGHLAND PARK THAT COMING WEEKEND ALL KINDS OF THOUGHTS BEGAN FLOWING THROUGH MY YOUNG MIND THOUGHTS ABOUT MY FATHER AND ALL THAT HE MEANT TO OUR HOUSEHOLD I THOUGHT ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS AND HOW HE WOULD ORGANIZE US KIDS TO PUT UP THE CHRISTMAS TREE I THOUGHT ABOUT HOW HE WOULD GIVE US AN ALLOWANCE EVERY OTHER SATURDAY SO THAT WE COULD GO SKATING AT ROYAL SKATELAND I THOUGHT ABOUT THE SOUND OF HIM PULLING INTO THE DRIVEWAY EACH NIGHT AT APPROXIMATELY 1145 PM WHEN HE GOT OFF WORKI WAS SCARED IT WAS AS THOUGH EVERYTHING THAT SYMBOLIZED FAMILY AND STABILITY HAD BEEN SUCKED OUT OF THE ROOMFear was a lingering theme an irrefutable manta Senghor was afraid even when he showed no fear murder solitary confinement and parole review boards He was afraid of being a better student a better son a better father and a better man Issues that festered in his community settled in his head and left him figuratively sitting shoeless on the curb with officers standing at the ready my words He wanted what everyone else wanted yet circumstances of his own creation disallowed him the opportunityIt was the murder he committed that seemed to be his free fall spiral of change As a convicted murderer the confinement was real The long prison sentence would have only two outcomes Constructive or Destructive He initially took the common road but the practice was not worth the punishment So he changed course he discovered books discovered words rediscovered himself and began to write Fear redirected his path strongly dictated his destiny allowed him to succeed in prison made him invisible and ultimately made him a writer Fear saved his lifeShaka Senghor made many people those who have read his book and those who have listened to his lectures realize that there exists a human being beneath the orange yellow green gray or black and white striped jumpsuits He needed to forgive and be forgiven to love and be deeply loved in return Indeed hardened men abound behind bars but emotions are often powerful than circumstance When all seemed lost he found forgiveness and a ride or die love Emotions carried him throughRead Writing the Wrongs Get entangled in its complex web and enlighten yourself with what might otherwise be dark It is a redemption song a symphony of hope and even if it doesn t perfectly fit in your idea of good literature worth excavating for its many hidden treasures The Angel and the Prince you start that matters It's how Cuckolded by the Futa Motorcycle Club 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 spira. Title Writing My Wrongs Life Death and Redemption in an American PrisonPublished March 8 2016Author Shaka Senghor288 PagesThe Review Writing My WrongsShaka Senghor s memoir Writing My Wrongs exemplifies an emotional expos riddled with confessions that enlighten the audience and gives a human face to the incarcerated What I was expecting was another book of distorted and dehumanizing criminology basking in some super imposed and caustically tainted surreal world The thing is I got that and much much than I imagined I got an understandingThe book is straight forward no smoke and mirrors optical illusions or sleight of hand There is no need for advanced degrees or unabridged dictionaries Needed is an open mind and the desire to delve into the place that is misunderstood Senghor writes from the heart from a place that he didn t know existed and because of that discovery the sincerity pours from every pageSenghor writesI STARED AT THE BATTLE SCARRED IMAGE IN FRONT OF ME AND KNEW I NEEDED TO BEGIN THE LONG TEDIOUS PROCESS OF MAKING PEACE WITH MY PAST I OPENED UP DEEP WOUNDS THAT HAD BEEN STUFFED WITH THE GAUZE OF ANGER AND SELF HATRED I FORGAVE ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAD TEASED ME IN MY CHILDHOOD MAKING FUN OF MY JACK O LANTERN SIZED HEAD BY CALLING ME PUMPKIN I FORGAVE EVERYONE WHO HAD MADE FUN OF MY GAP TOOTHED SMILE I RAN MY HAND THROUGH MY LONG DREADLOCKS AND FORGAVE EVERYONE WHO EVER CALLED ME NAPPY HEADED MAKING ME FEEL INSECURE ABOUT THE CROWN MY CREATOR HAD BESTOWED UPON ME THE WORDS FROM MY PAST RICOCHETED AROUND IN MY MIND LIKE ERRANT BULLETS HURTING NO LESS NOW THAN THEY HAD BACK THEN Senghor s tale is a familiar one familiar perhaps if Princess More Tears to Cry you re a part of the PoC planet Familiar even if The Princess of 8th Street you have never lived on that planet It is inherent spiritual transcending caste gender and often race We just understand it better than most His introduction reveals that there s a depth to the mentality of the convicted a depth he knew long before the was behind barsI OPENED UP DEEP WOUNDS THAT HAD BEEN STUFFED WITH THE GAUZE OF ANGER AND SELF HATREDHe was the victim since birth of suspicion profiling and humanity viewed as sub human and uestioned so vehemently that he eventually uestioned himself The beauty is that Senghor did not sweeten the story he told it from the guts and grime of his grim reality He gave the reader while walking them through chambers of secrets the gore and the glorified details but accepted responsibility for his actions holding himself accountable while seeking something greater than himself And because he was so viewed he opted to fulfill the illusionShaka Senghor explains where and how his psychological odyssey began of how his mother kicked him out of their home how he solicited money from strangers to eat and laid his head wherever his head was allowed to lay He besieged us with a profile of how desperate measures and the need to be a part of some greater ensemble leads to unimaginable outcomes The reader is made cognizant of matters that draw the path to desperation Was he always desperate I cannot say that he was nor can it be accurately surmised if the lifestyle he chose was fulfilling some greater void Perhaps the transformation from pauper to low level prince provided him a false sense of prosperity and worthiness But he eually tells of the functionality and normality of his childhood home He states that the arguments between his mother and father were perhaps no different than those in any other household until his parent decided to separateWHEN HE FINALLY EXPLAINED THAT HE WOULD BE MOVING TO A PLACE IN HIGHLAND PARK THAT COMING WEEKEND ALL KINDS OF THOUGHTS BEGAN FLOWING THROUGH MY YOUNG MIND THOUGHTS ABOUT MY FATHER AND ALL THAT HE MEANT TO OUR HOUSEHOLD I THOUGHT ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS AND HOW HE WOULD ORGANIZE US KIDS TO PUT UP THE CHRISTMAS TREE I THOUGHT ABOUT HOW HE WOULD GIVE US AN ALLOWANCE EVERY OTHER SATURDAY SO THAT WE COULD GO SKATING AT ROYAL SKATELAND I THOUGHT ABOUT THE SOUND OF HIM PULLING INTO THE DRIVEWAY EACH NIGHT AT APPROXIMATELY 1145 PM WHEN HE GOT OFF WORKI WAS SCARED IT WAS AS THOUGH EVERYTHING THAT SYMBOLIZED FAMILY AND STABILITY HAD BEEN SUCKED OUT OF THE ROOMFear was a lingering theme an irrefutable manta Senghor was afraid even when he showed no fear murder solitary confinement and parole review boards He was afraid of being a better student a better son a better father and a better man Issues that festered in his community settled in his head and left him figuratively sitting shoeless on the curb with officers standing at the ready my words He wanted what everyone else wanted The Complete Bostock and Harris yet circumstances of his own creation disallowed him the opportunityIt was the murder he committed that seemed to be his free fall spiral of change As a convicted murderer the confinement was real The long prison sentence would have only two outcomes Constructive or Destructive He initially took the common road but the practice was not worth the punishment So he changed course he discovered books discovered words rediscovered himself and began to write Fear redirected his path strongly dictated his destiny allowed him to succeed in prison made him invisible and ultimately made him a writer Fear saved his lifeShaka Senghor made many people those who have read his book and those who have listened to his lectures realize that there exists a human being beneath the orange The Tailor and Ansty yellow green gray or black and white striped jumpsuits He needed to forgive and be forgiven to love and be deeply loved in return Indeed hardened men abound behind bars but emotions are often powerful than circumstance When all seemed lost he found forgiveness and a ride or die love Emotions carried him throughRead Writing the Wrongs Get entangled in its complex web and enlighten Hot Water Man yourself with what might otherwise be dark It is a redemption song a symphony of hope and even if it doesn t perfectly fit in A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy your idea of good literature worth excavating for its many hidden treasures

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Writing My Wrongs

Free download ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ç Shaka Senghor Writing My Wrongs Read & Download Û 5 L 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 nineteen year incarceration seven of which were spent in solitary confinement Senghor discovered literature meditation self examination and the kindness of others tools 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 thirty eight Senghor became an activist and mentor. I read this book concurrently with Just Mercy and it occurred to me partway through that while I d read books like that one that dealt with the prison industrial complex bias and wrongful convictions and I d read books about people held captive for other reasons I hadn t that I could remember read a memoir by a person who served a prison sentence for a crime he fully admits to committing It s one thing to hear the worst case scenarios about prison life from an author trying to shock you into fomenting for change and another to hear about the day after day experience of someone who spent 19 years behind bars It was enlightening in a way no other book I d read about prisons had beenFor one thing I was surprised at how often Senghor was transferred to a different facility sometimes because his security level was being lowered or raised but often for no discernible reason I was also fascinated by the ingenuity of the prisoners to devise means of communication even between people in solitary confinement I couldn t believe how easy and common it was for prisoners to make weapons and attack other prisoners I got a better sense of what resources prisoners had access to and how that changed depending on their security level and their behaviorSenghor s story is not a simplistic one day I saw the light and I never misbehaved again narrative though it would likely be condensed as such if someone else was summarizing his story He did have several awakening moments when he felt responsibility for his son when he learned to forgive himself when he discovered how writing could help him process the trauma of his childhood when he found hope that he might be released but these were followed by setbacks as he still felt justified in attacking others at times I felt this provided a realistic picture in how hard it was to overcome the patterns that had been ingrained in him since childhoodFor most of the book it flips back and forth from his life in prison to his life on the streets up to the time of his arrest I thought this firsthand account was valuable for understanding why Senghor turned to selling drugs why he chose to carry a gun even why he panicked and shot someone He does not excuse his past behavior but he does provide a full picture that could help dismantle some people s stereotypes about prisoners drug dealers etc I did not find the back and forth to be confusing and I think it was the right choice for a engaging narrative than providing a straightforward chronological narrativeSenghor s writing is pretty good aside from his over the top use of similes which became grating after a while I am interested to read his fiction and see how it compares to his memoir writing I listened to this book on audio narrated by the author and while I got used to his fairly flat affect I would still recommend reading this in printThis gave me a lot to think about and I m grateful to Senghor for putting together the story of his life and for Whitney for bringing this book to my attention If you ve never read a firsthand account of what it s like to serve a long prison sentence this is worth a read The Team year incarceration seven of which were spent in solitary confinement Senghor discovered literature meditation self examination and the kindness of others tools 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 thirty eight Senghor became an activist and mentor. I read this book concurrently with Just Mercy and it occurred to me partway through that while I d read books like that one that dealt with the prison industrial complex bias and wrongful convictions and I d read books about people held captive for other reasons I hadn t that I could remember read a memoir by a person who served a prison sentence for a crime he fully admits to committing It s one thing to hear the worst case scenarios about prison life from an author trying to shock My Father's Daughter you into fomenting for change and another to hear about the day after day experience of someone who spent 19 Secret Diary of a Grumpy Old Woman years behind bars It was enlightening in a way no other book I d read about prisons had beenFor one thing I was surprised at how often Senghor was transferred to a different facility sometimes because his security level was being lowered or raised but often for no discernible reason I was also fascinated by the ingenuity of the prisoners to devise means of communication even between people in solitary confinement I couldn t believe how easy and common it was for prisoners to make weapons and attack other prisoners I got a better sense of what resources prisoners had access to and how that changed depending on their security level and their behaviorSenghor s story is not a simplistic one day I saw the light and I never misbehaved again narrative though it would likely be condensed as such if someone else was summarizing his story He did have several awakening moments when he felt responsibility for his son when he learned to forgive himself when he discovered how writing could help him process the trauma of his childhood when he found hope that he might be released but these were followed by setbacks as he still felt justified in attacking others at times I felt this provided a realistic picture in how hard it was to overcome the patterns that had been ingrained in him since childhoodFor most of the book it flips back and forth from his life in prison to his life on the streets up to the time of his arrest I thought this firsthand account was valuable for understanding why Senghor turned to selling drugs why he chose to carry a gun even why he panicked and shot someone He does not excuse his past behavior but he does provide a full picture that could help dismantle some people s stereotypes about prisoners drug dealers etc I did not find the back and forth to be confusing and I think it was the right choice for a engaging narrative than providing a straightforward chronological narrativeSenghor s writing is pretty good aside from his over the top use of similes which became grating after a while I am interested to read his fiction and see how it compares to his memoir writing I listened to this book on audio narrated by the author and while I got used to his fairly flat affect I would still recommend reading this in printThis gave me a lot to think about and I m grateful to Senghor for putting together the story of his life and for Whitney for bringing this book to my attention If Grumpy Old Women you ve never read a firsthand account of what it s like to serve a long prison sentence this is worth a read

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Free download ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ç Shaka Senghor Writing My Wrongs Read & Download Û 5 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 FestivalIn eual turns Writing My Wrongs is a page turning portrait of life in the shadow of poverty violence and fear; an unforgettable story of redemption reminding us that our worst deeds don’t define us; and a compelling witness to our country’s need for rethinking its approach to crime prison and the men and women sent the. While I admire the way this troubled youth found his way back to a normal society I wasn t thrilled with the writing


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  • Hardcover
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  • Writing My Wrongs
  • Shaka Senghor
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  • 09 October 2020
  • 9781101907290