By M.K. Asante
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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