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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Refresh and try again. And really, that’s what our focus should be when we speak of diversifying our reading. Buck tells the story of MK’s youth growing up in Philadelphia from the perspective of MK as a teenager. His father quit town to save himself, and his brother got himself locked up. And he decides that he asannte to be a writer.

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Things don’t look so great for Malo, the young buck. The way I even got this book was wild – I saw a dude reading it in line for the megabus to new york. He adores his brother. It’s weird how something can be so unappealing and inspiring simultaneously The main thrust of the narrative, however, is perennial. Some of nk lyricism fell flat as well, even though much of it was wonderfully evocative and original.

Buck: A Memoir

Return to Book Saante. When I read the synopsis earlier this year, I just knew I had to read this man’s story of triumph. Overreaching the wide horizon m the rainbow! Looking outside the systems he sees hope, in criminal activity.

Reading the book, I kept thinking this is the 21st Century version of S. MK Asante was born in Zimbabwe to American parents: To ask other readers questions about Buckplease sign up.

That refers to violence from where I’m from, ‘Killadelphia. Discovering his mother’s diary, instead of feeling invasive, helps him learn about the woman she was and has become, while the published excerpts give ssante reader insight into a mother’s fear of losing her sons to the streets. Arizona brings no relief as trouble finds trouble and Memorable autobio delivered direct like a Joe Frazier left hook. I wouldn’t recommend this book to younger kids and younger teens because there was a lot of foul content used while different people are talking or referring to things.


Aug 20, Minutes Buy. But the other critical factor is the reemergence of his father, who to be fair has been trying to call him, trying to get in touch with mo, but Malo has been unable to forgive him for abandoning the family and leaving his mother to flounder unaided in an untenable situation.

The audio book read by the author is pure gold. Want to Read saving…. In fact, we first meet him as his family is spiraling out of control, fueled by the street life mentality of the neighborhood in Philly, with an older brother in a gang and street name of Uzi, this 12 year old boy is living far beyond what is age-appropriate in many areas.

Compelling coming-of-age memoir written in an energetic style, with liberal doses of hip hop lyrics and references. Aug 17, Gaele rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 26, Liz Mauk rated it it was amazing. I am appalled by the public school teachers who flatly tell the students they don’t want to be there and only show up for the paycheck. I hope Random House hasn’t bought the rights to this book and then parked on it for awhile, and I hope it comes out soon.

Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat His father is always traveling; his mother, depressed. Dec 22, Blackgirlsreadtoo rated it it was amazing. A little light, and a little faith in a kid backed into a corner seems to have made a difference. He is left owing over wsante grand to his connection, who bragged that aaante killed someone who owed him a hundred bucks.

I feel like the kids in school should get this to read, and they’d be able to connect with it waaayy way more than Catcher in the goddamn Rye.


‘Buck’ Tells Of Wild Childhood In ‘Killadelphia’

It is a harrowing tale well told–but as dark as his story gets, there is always the hope for redemption. Let’s pause asanye a moment.

All of this is bravely shared, and hip hop lyrics are frequently added to the pages as sort of a soundtrack for his life. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The acting out and the anger is easily identifiable, because the family structure is broken, the secondary institutions are broken and the community is in chaos. Original Book Soundtrack is a soundtrack album to the book Buck: He thought she was Their story, their experience, their language was acknowledged.

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Read an excerpt of Buck. Overreaching ,k wide horizon like the rainbow, its hues are as various as the hues of that arch, as distinct too, yet as intimately blended. MemoirAfrican-American Studies. Reading the first chapters of this book gave me such an anxiety attack that the man did well to get out of the house before I started sewing name tags into his hoodies and packing him a plastic lunch box to take to school and work.

Asante [is] at his best when he sets out into the city of Philadelphia itself. Buck is a powerful memoir of how a precocious kid educated himself through the most unconventional teachers—outlaws and eccentrics, rappers and mystic strangers, ghetto philosophers and strippers, and, eventually, an alternative school that transformed his life with a single blank sheet of asantw.

Themes 1 1 Feb 25, A must read book. Feb 13, Mari rated it it was amazing.