Book ‘When They Tell You To Be Good’ by Prince Shakur

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Prince Shakur’s debut memoir brilliantly mines his radicalization and self-realization through examinations of place, childhood, queer identity, and a history of uprisings. Winner of the Hurston/Wright Crossover Award. After immigrating from Jamaica to the United States, Prince Shakur’s family is rocked by the murder of Prince’s biological father in 1995. Behind the murder is a sordid family truth, scripted in the lines of a diary by an outlawed uncle hell-bent on avenging the murder of Prince’s father. As Shakur begins to unravel his family’s secrets, he must navigate the strenuous terrain of coming to terms with one’s inner self while confronting the steeped complexities of the Afro-diaspora. When They Tell You to...
Publisher: Tin House Books (October 4, 2022)  Pages: 296 pages  ISBN-10: 1953534422  ISBN-13: 978-1953534422  ASIN:‎ --

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Author’s biography: Prince Shakur is a queer, Jamaican-American freelance journalist, cultural essayist, and grassroots organizer with a BA in Creative Writing from Ohio University. His words have been featured in Teen Vogue, Catapult, Level, Electric Lit, and more. In addition, Shakur is the proud writer in residence at Sangam House, Twelve Arts, The Studios of Key West, and La Maison Baldwin. He is the host of the Creative Hour podcast and founder of Millennial Writer Life.