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From the Dark Side

ByA. Shakur Towns

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From The Dark Side is a book about how life in america is viewed from the paradigm of "the darker brother." A. Shakur Towns uses poetry and short stories to give a report on being black in the post-slavery, post-reconstruction, post-civil rights and post-911 urban community. More than just samples of flowery words and prose, the book reads like a survival manual for sanity! "I like to think of my writing as antidote to plantation psychosis, or at least an assessment of our present condition as descendants of enslaved africans." From The Dark Side gives us a painful, angry, love-based, and oft times funny glimpse into what being a black man REALLY feels like. A. Shakur Towns and his wife Nikki have four daughters. They live in Trenton, NJ. Shakur is a graduate of Lincoln University's MHS Program, where he received his Master of Human Services degree in 2002. He is currently a Program Coordinator for a corrections/mental health project.

Details

Publication Date
Mar 12, 2008
Language
English
ISBN
9780978935528
Category
Poetry
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): A. Shakur Towns

Specifications

Pages
100
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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