Afeni Shakur

Evolution Of A Revolutionary

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Publisher Description

Afeni Shakur, one of the most visible figures in both the hip-hop and civil rights movements, reveals her moral and spiritual development in an innovative memoir spanning four decades.

Before becoming one of the most well-known members of the Black Power movement, Alice Faye Williams was not unlike any other poor, African American girl growing up in the impoverished South. But when her family moved to New York during the radical sixties, she became intoxicated by the promise of social change. By the time she turned twenty-one, Alice had a new name—Afeni Shakur, derived from the Yoruba term for "lover of people"—and a new vision for the future. The rest is history.

In 1969, Afeni was arrested along with other members of the Black Panther party on 189 felony charges that included 30 counts of conspiracy. Though she was eventually acquitted of the charges, Afeni spent eleven months in jail before being released. Once on bail, she became pregnant with a son: Tupac Amaru Shakur, a rap megastar until his tragic death in 1996.

In this searing work, renowned actress and Afeni's trusted friend Jasmine Guy reveals the evolution of a woman through a series of intimate conversations on themes such as love, death, race, drugs, politics, music, and, of course, her son. Filled with startling revelations and heartbreaking truths, Afeni's memoir is a powerful testament to the human spirit and the perseverance of the African American people.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2010
May 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atria Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
6.3
MB

Customer Reviews

inksanelexi ,

I needed this !

Great read & it brought me to a place of healing I didn’t know I needed. Truly thankful!

the hood monk md ,

Thank You

Thank you for articulating this piece of work in a such a deep and compassionate way, this book moved my spirit,, you are appreciated ❤️

Oyantica ,

Great Book!

Gives great insight into Afeni's life from childhood to panther party to motherhood/marriages to addiction to recovery to post recovery. Focused on the complex character of Afeni, daughter, student, wife, activist, mother, and mentor. Jasmine Guy does a great job of diving into the deep web of who Afeni was, allowing us (women) to connect with her as all women can relate to each other's struggles. Great read for a first account of Afeni!

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