Writing My Wrongs

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An “extraordinary, unforgettable” (Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow) memoir of redemption and second chances amidst America’s mass incarceration epidemic, from a member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 Shaka Senghor was raised in a middle-class neighborhood on Detroit’s east side during the height of the 1980s crack epidemic. An honor roll student and a natural leader, he dreamed of becoming a doctor—but at age eleven, his parents’ marriage began to unravel, and beatings from his mother worsened, which sent him on a downward spiral. He ran away from home, turned to drug dealing to survive, and ended up in prison for murder at the age of nineteen, full of anger and despair. Writing My Wrongs is the story of what came next. During his nineteen-year incarceration, seven of which were spent in solitary confinement, Senghor discovered literature, meditation, self-examination, and the kindness of others—tools he used to confront the demons of his past, forgive the people who hurt him, and begin atoning for the wrongs he had committed. Upon his release at age thirty-eight, Senghor became an activist and mentor to young men and women facing circumstances like his. His work in the community and the courage to share his story led him to fellowships at the MIT Media Lab and the Kellogg Foundation and invitations to speak at events like TED and the Aspen Ideas Festival. In equal turns, Writing My Wrongs is a page-turning portrait of life in the shadow of poverty, violence, and fear; an unforgettable story of redemption; and a compelling witness to our country’s need for rethinking its approach to crime, prison, and the men and women sent there.

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  • Author : Shaka Senghor
  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • ISBN : 1101907304
  • Rating : 4/5 from 4 reviews
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Writing My Wrongs

Writing My Wrongs
  • Author : Shaka Senghor
  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Release : 08 March 2016
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An “extraordinary, unforgettable” (Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow) memoir of redemption and second chances amidst America’s mass incarceration epidemic, from a member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 Shaka Senghor was raised in a middle-class neighborhood on Detroit’s east side during the height of the 1980s crack epidemic. An honor roll student and a natural leader, he dreamed of becoming a doctor—but at age eleven, his parents’ marriage began to unravel, and

Writing My Wrongs

Writing My Wrongs
  • Author : Shaka Senghor
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 30 November 2021
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"During his nineteen-year incarceration [for murder], seven of which were spent in solitary confinement, Senghor discovered literature, meditation, self-examination, and the kindness of others--tools he used to confront the demons of his past, forgive the people who hurt him, and begin atoning for the wrongs he had committed. Upon his release at age thirty-eight, Senghor became an activist and mentor to young men and women facing circumstances like his"--Dust jacket flap.

Writing My Wrongs

Writing My Wrongs
  • Author : Shaka Senghor
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 30 November 2021
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In life, it's not how you start that matters. It's how you finish. In the 1980s Shaka Senghor was an honor roll student and dreamed of becoming a doctor. In 1991 he was sent to prison for second-degree murder. During his 19-year incarceration, seven of which were spent in solitary confinement, Senghor discovered literature, meditation, and self-examination. He used these tools to confront the demons of his past, forgive the people who hurt him, and begin atoning for the wrongs he

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  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Release : 18 January 2022
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  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release : 01 December 2007
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 08 September 2020
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 09 July 2019
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 01 June 1998
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  • Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
  • Release : 15 December 2015
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  • Publisher : Tor Teen
  • Release : 27 February 2018
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  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Release : 30 June 2021
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  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 01 December 2004
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  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release : 30 November 1997
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