By M.K. Asante

ISBN-10: 0812983629

ISBN-13: 9780812983623

ISBN-10: 0812993411

ISBN-13: 9780812993417

A coming-of-age tale approximately navigating the wilds of city the United States and the shrapnel of a self-destructing relatives, Buck stocks the tale of a new release via one unique and riveting voice. MK Asante used to be born in Zimbabwe to American mom and dad: his mom a dancer, his father a respected professor. yet as undefined, MK used to be on my own at the streets of North Philadelphia, swept up in a global of substances, intercourse, and violence. MK’s memoir is an unforgettable story of ways one precocious, burdened child informed himself via gangs, rap, mystic cults, ghetto philosophy, and, finally, books. it's an inspiring tribute to the ability 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 have now 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 new release. . . . you are going to love approximately every thing approximately Buck.”Essence

“A virtuoso functionality . . . [an] remarkable page-turner of a memoir . . . written in a breathless, riding hip-hop prose variety that provides it a tricky, modern edge.”The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Frequently very good and continuously attractive . . . It takes nice ability to render the wide array 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 reality, that urban is the precise celebrity of this e-book. Philly’s skate boarders, its street-corner philosophers and its tattoo artists are all introduced vividly to lifestyles the following. . . . Asante’s memoir will locate an keen readership, particularly between teenagers looking out in books for the type of figuring out and which means that eludes them of their real-life relationships. . . . A robust and pleasing book.”—Hector Tobar, Los Angeles Times

“Remarkable . . . Asante’s prose is a fluid combination 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 tune of himself. You’ll are looking to listen.”The Buffalo News

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