Buck: A Memoir

Buck: A Memoir

M.K. Asante


A coming-of-age tale approximately navigating the wilds of city the USA and the shrapnel of a self-destructing relatives, Buck stocks the tale of a new release via one unique and riveting voice. MK Asante was once 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 a global of gear, intercourse, and violence. MK’s memoir is an unforgettable story of ways one precocious, careworn 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 United States, we now 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 are going to love approximately every thing approximately Buck.”Essence

“A virtuoso functionality . . . [an] impressive page-turner of a memoir . . . written in a breathless, using hip-hop prose kind that offers it a difficult, modern edge.”The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Frequently amazing and continually attractive . . . It takes nice ability to render the good selection 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 big name of this e-book. Philly’s skate boarders, its street-corner philosophers and its tattoo artists are all introduced vividly to existence the following. . . . Asante’s memoir will locate an keen readership, specially between teenagers looking in books for the type of figuring out and which means that eludes them of their real-life relationships. . . . A robust and eye-catching book.”—Hector Tobar, Los Angeles Times

“Remarkable . . . Asante’s prose is a fluid mix of vernacular swagger and delicate 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 sounds like an ant peering up from the concrete. It’s a robust ebook. . . . 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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