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The education of Kevin Powell : a boy's journey into manhood, Kevin Powell

Label
The education of Kevin Powell : a boy's journey into manhood
Title
The education of Kevin Powell
Title remainder
a boy's journey into manhood
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Powell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the spirit of Piri Thomas's Down These Mean Streets and Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, this powerful memoir by writer and activist Kevin Powell vividly recounts the horrific poverty of his youth, his struggles to overcome a legacy of anger, violence, and self-hatred, and his journey to be a man and a voice for others. Driven by his single mother's dreams for his survival and success, Kevin Powell became the first in his family to attend a university, where he became a student leader keenly aware of widespread social injustice. But the struggle to define himself and break out of poverty continued into adulthood, with traumatic periods of homelessness and despair. As a young star journalist with Vibe magazine, Powell interviewed luminaries such as Tupac Shakur, writing influential chronicles of the evolution of hip-hop from his eyewitness view. Now, with searing honesty, Powell examines his troubled relationships, his appearance on MTV's first season of The Real World, his battles with alcohol and depression, his two campaigns for Congress, and the uplifting trip to Africa that renewed his sense of personal mission. Finally, Powell embarks on a search for the father he never really knew in a redemptive passage from abandonment to self-discovery. A striking memoir by a child of post-Civil Rights America, The Education of Kevin Powell gives eloquent testimony to the power of the soul to heal"--
  • "Memoir recounting the author's childhood, struggle to overcome a legacy of anger and violence, and journey to become a voice for others"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powell, Kevin
Dewey number
  • 814/.6
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.O83253
LC item number
Z46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Powell, Kevin
  • African American authors
  • African American men
  • African American men
Label
The education of Kevin Powell : a boy's journey into manhood, Kevin Powell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I: Trapped in a concrete box. My mother ; that little boy ; Going to school with Martin Luther King, Jr. ; My grandfather and the American South ; My cousin Anthony ; The ghetto ; Puerto Ricans ; Church ; My father ; My mother (part 2) ; The library ; Work ; Aunt Birdie ; John Travolta ; White people and my new White neighborhood ; Man-child ; High school. And the police -- Part II: Living on the other side of midnight. Rutgers University ; Kicked out of college ; Newark, New Jersey ; Aunt Cathy. And a new life ; Hip-hop, poetry, and New York City ; My girlfriend and the bathroom door ; MTV's The Real World ; Vibe and Tupac Shakur ; Suicide ; Running for Congress ; Love, a many splintered thing ; Africa ; Finding my father
Control code
sky277957552
Dimensions
14 cm.
Extent
285 pages :
Isbn
9781439163689
Lccn
2015014500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Note
hn 12/15; mv 03/16
Label
The education of Kevin Powell : a boy's journey into manhood, Kevin Powell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I: Trapped in a concrete box. My mother ; that little boy ; Going to school with Martin Luther King, Jr. ; My grandfather and the American South ; My cousin Anthony ; The ghetto ; Puerto Ricans ; Church ; My father ; My mother (part 2) ; The library ; Work ; Aunt Birdie ; John Travolta ; White people and my new White neighborhood ; Man-child ; High school. And the police -- Part II: Living on the other side of midnight. Rutgers University ; Kicked out of college ; Newark, New Jersey ; Aunt Cathy. And a new life ; Hip-hop, poetry, and New York City ; My girlfriend and the bathroom door ; MTV's The Real World ; Vibe and Tupac Shakur ; Suicide ; Running for Congress ; Love, a many splintered thing ; Africa ; Finding my father
Control code
sky277957552
Dimensions
14 cm.
Extent
285 pages :
Isbn
9781439163689
Lccn
2015014500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Note
hn 12/15; mv 03/16

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