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

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Dec 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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After pumping eight blasts from a sawed-off shotgun at a group of rival gang members, twelve-year-old Kody Scott was initiated into the L.A. gang the Crips. He quickly matured into one of the most formidable Crip combat soldiers, earning the name “Monster” for committing acts of brutality and violence that repulsed even his fellow gang members. When the inevitable jail term confined him to a maximum-security cell, a complete political and personal transformation followed: from Monster to Sanyika Shakur, black nationalist, member of the New Afrikan Independence Movement, and crusader against the causes of gangsterism. In a document that has been compared to The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Eldridge Cleaver’s Soul on Ice, Shakur makes palpable the despair and decay of America’s inner cities and gives eloquent voice to one aspect of the black ghetto experience today.


 

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Monster is an amazing book. Kody Scott goes through his life as a member of the Crips without leaving out any gruesome detail, and gives insight into a world beyond what most middle class americans know. Read full review

Monster: the autobiography of an L. A. gang member

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"Monster'' Kody, today known as Sanyika Sakur, spent 16 years as a "gangbanger'' in South Central Los Angeles. His account begins at age 11, when he was inducted into the ranks of the Crips, and ends ... Read full review

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Contents

Initiation
4
Boys to Men
33
The War
55
Ambush
75
Cant Stop Wont Stop
95
The Juvenile Tank 159
132
Muhammad Abdullah 201
230
Tamu
235
Hours
283
79
380
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