Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member

Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member

Sanyika Shakur


Written in solitary confinement, Kody Scott’s memoir of 16 years as a gangbanger in la used to be a searing best-seller and have become a vintage, released in ten languages, with greater than 300,000 copies in print within the usa by myself. After pumping 8 blasts from a sawed-off shotgun at a gaggle of rival gang individuals, twelve-year-old Kody Scott was once initiated into the L.A. gang the Crips. He speedy matured into the most bold Crip wrestle squaddies, incomes the identify “Monster” for committing acts of brutality and violence that repulsed even his fellow gang participants. whilst the inevitable penitentiary time period restricted him to a maximum-security telephone, an entire political and private transformation undefined: from Monster to Sanyika Shakur, black nationalist, member of the recent Afrikan Independence stream, and crusader opposed to the factors of gangsterism. In a record that has been in comparison to The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Eldridge Cleaver’s Soul on Ice, Shakur makes palpable the melancholy and rot of America’s internal towns and offers eloquent voice to at least one element of the black ghetto adventure today.

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