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By M.K. Asante

ISBN-10: 0812983629

ISBN-13: 9780812983623

ISBN-10: 0812993411

ISBN-13: 9780812993417

A coming-of-age tale approximately navigating the wilds of city the US and the shrapnel of a self-destructing kinfolk, Buck stocks the tale of a iteration via one unique and riveting voice. MK Asante used to be born in Zimbabwe to American mom and dad: his mom a dancer, his father a respected professor. yet as undefined, MK was once by myself at the streets of North Philadelphia, swept up in an international of gear, intercourse, and violence. MK’s memoir is an unforgettable story of the way one precocious, harassed child expert himself via gangs, rap, mystic cults, ghetto philosophy, and, finally, books. it really is an inspiring tribute to the facility of literature to heal and redeem us.

Praise for Buck
 
“A tale of surviving and thriving with ardour, compassion, wit, and style.”—Maya Angelou 
 
“In the US, now we have a practice of black writers whose autobiographies and memoirs come to outline an period. . . . Buck may be this generation’s story.”—NPR

“The voice of a brand new iteration. . . . you will adore approximately every thing approximately Buck.”Essence

“A virtuoso functionality . . . [an] striking page-turner of a memoir . . . written in a breathless, using hip-hop prose sort that provides it a tricky, modern edge.”The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Frequently amazing and regularly attractive . . . It takes nice ability to render the wide array of characters, female and male, old and young, that populate a memoir like Buck. Asante [is] at his top whilst he units out into the town of Philadelphia itself. in truth, that urban is the real superstar of this e-book. Philly’s skate boarders, its street-corner philosophers and its tattoo artists are all introduced vividly to lifestyles the following. . . . Asante’s memoir will locate an keen readership, in particular between kids looking out in books for the type of realizing and that means that eludes them of their real-life relationships. . . . A robust and desirable book.”—Hector Tobar, Los Angeles Times

“Remarkable . . . Asante’s prose is a fluid mixture of vernacular swagger and gentle poeticism. . . . [He] soaks up James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston and Walt Whitman like thirsty floor in a heavy rain. Buck grew from that, and it’s a bumper crop.”Salon
 
Buck is so sincere it floats—even whereas it’s so down-to-earth that the reader seems like an ant peering up from the concrete. It’s a robust publication. . . . Asante is a hip-hop raconteur, a storyteller within the Homeric culture, an American, a rhymer, a big-thinker making a song a track of himself. You’ll are looking to listen.”The Buffalo News

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