Buck has ratings and reviews. Joseph said: Buck: A Memoir by MK Asante is a young man’s account of growing up in the inner-city. Asante has an. A coming-of-age story about navigating the wilds of urban America and the shrapnel of a self-destructing family, Buck shares the story of a generation. MK Asante grew up in in north Philadelphia or as he calls it, “Killadelphia.” In his new memoir, Buck, he details how he went from a drug.

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Preview — Buck by M. I certainly wish many more young men would have this epiphany about reading. And it’s also about the power of art to do all these things, because this story is about me finding my voice as a writer.

And I think what ‘BUCK’ does is that it helps remind people that, even though there’s cases that we know about, there are so many cases that we don’t know about.

Reading was illegal because if you limit someone’s vocab, you limit their thoughts.

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Aug 20, Pages. Asante directed The Black Candle, a Starz axante he co-wrote with Maya Angelou who also narrates the prize-winning film. We never learn for sure whether he is sent to live with a relative in Arizona to keep his influence from affecting MK too late assante because the local heat has a real itch for him. Buck captures Asante’s transformation from a drug dealer and delinquent to a poet and professor.

One can tell words, descriptive words, are his passion. He learns his mother’s thoughts only by reading her diary. Writing style includes rap artists quotes and unique story telling the tale of Malo overcoming gang life. Malo has no guidance or support in bjck life.

Buck: A Memoir

Frequently brilliant and always engaging We meet the various “friends” that orbit MK’s universe. But for those who allow the words and the incredibly honest narrative take them for the ride, it will be one of the most enlightening of their lives. My favorite was a man who was ‘so fat he asantf out of breath trying to catch his breath’.


I saw my own mother taken away in handcuffs when I was a little girl about 8 or 9 getting ready for bjck. I was not compensated for this review: He tries to buck the system, especially the public schools overwhelmed with just trying to asqnte some semblance of order, let alone teach anything. And though I have given away a large part of his story, I will leave the climactic scene between the two of them for the reader. Memoirs as a whole are not my first choice, but this one spoke to me.

MK Asante was born in Zimbabwe to American parents: Now he was alone—his mother in a mental hospital, his father gone, his older brother locked up in a prison on the other side of the country—and forced to asanhe his own way to survive physically, mentally, and spiritually, by any means necessary.

Buck: A Memoir by M.K. Asante

The way I even got this book was wild – I saw a assante reading it in line for the megabus to new york. Hip Hop lives in the pages of this book Loving the lyricality, language, cadence, emotion and contemporary voice that blitzes eyes as if the story is a rabid narrative with a fierce need to be read immediately.

This book is set in a time and place very near and dear to my heart. Malo loses his best friend, Amir, and afterward, the funeral director takes him and his friends in the back room. This book bucj the foundation of a cultural movement at the time that sought to strengthen the ties between African-Americans and their Bhck heritage.

Read it Forward Read it first. However, its major theme has to do with his self-education and deepening understanding of himself and where he comes from.


I certainly wish many more young men would have this epip I was awarded this book in a Goodreads giveaway, but plan on buying more for the young men in my extended family. However the book does not only explore the life of the young boy, but his older brother as well.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. When reading BUCK you’ll not only get to understand the experience of the Hip Hop Generation in inner cities, you’ll get read about it in a poetic form that reminds me of the impact of Richard Wright’s Native Son. I taught in high poverty schools, too, and you can bet your bottom dollar that I apologized to my students if there wasn’t a desk for everyone, and I found a spot for everyone to sit down until I could rectify the situation.

Language is the words of the street, and those unfamiliar will be searching the internet to find appropriate translation and meaning.

‘Buck’ Tells Of Wild Childhood In ‘Killadelphia’

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. I remember how I felt the first time I Really listened to 2pac. His dad was a professor of Afrocentricity Studies, mom only a shell of her former self, encapsulated in mental illness miles away from her butterfly days of dancing and choreography. Their story, their experience, their language was acknowledged.

For that reason, I loved Buck. Then a tale as old as time, someone dies escape the crime, comeback confront the loss and measure your gains against the cost.