Old City Tattoo Philadelphia

old city tattoo philadelphia

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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 through one original and riveting voice. MK Asante was born in Zimbabwe to American parents: his mother a dancer, his father a revered professor. But as a teenager, MK was alone on the streets of North Philadelphia, swept up in a world of drugs, sex, and violence. MK?s memoir is an unforgettable tale of how one precocious, confused kid educated himself through gangs, rap, mystic cults, ghetto philosophy, and, eventually, books. It is an inspiring tribute to the power of literature to heal and redeem us. Praise for Buck?A story of surviving and thriving with passion, compassion, wit, and style. Maya Angelou?In America, we have a tradition of black writers whose autobiographies and memoirs come to define an era. .Buck may be this generation?s story. NPR?The voice of a new generation. . You will love nearly everything about Buck. Essence?A virtuoso performance. [an] extraordinary page-turner of a memoir. written in a breathless, driving hip-hop prose style that gives it a tough, contemporary edge. The Philadelphia Inquirer?Frequently brilliant and always engaging. It takes great skill to render the wide variety of characters, male and female, young and old, that populate a memoir likeBuck. Asante [is] at his best when he sets out into the city of Philadelphia itself. In fact, that city is the true star of this book. Philly?s skateboarders, its street-corner philosophers and its tattoo artists are all brought vividly to life here. . Asante?s memoir will find an eager readership, especially among young people searching in books for the kind of understanding and meaning that eludes them in their real-life relationships. . A powerful and captivating book. Hec

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