Author : Claudette Spencer-Nurse
ISBN : 9781641387897
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is more than a successful love story of an attorney who fell in love, married and had a child with a man serving twenty-five years to life in prison. It is the journey of a lawyer who, against all odds, not only fought to protect the civil rights of men and women in New York City jails and New York State prisons but also a prison wife who fights the system as a visitor. Along the way, she faces hurdles and somehow always manages to come out on top. You will laugh and you will cry as you read about her life which includes being the ninth of ten children that never felt loved by her parents , joining the Army Reserve for a part-time job “that wasn’t worth it” to partying with her and her siblings on Rockaway Beach and fighting drug dealers in her apartment building.
Author : Sharon L. Snyder
ISBN : 9781465319883
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Many people have asked me, "Why in the world did you marry that man,..a man who would steal your money, lie to you, cheat on you and try to kill you?" I have thought about it many times. The con man, or whatever you name him, is the most charming, lovable rascal in the world. He is deadly irresistible. Memoirs of A Prisoner's Wife is the story of such a man and what happened between us. It is something that is repeated to this very day to thousands upon thousands of people. It could happen to you.
The gifted author of the acclaimed memoir The Prisoner’s Wife delivers a deeply penetrating work—an emotionally shattering first novel that explores the perils of silence and illuminates the fragile complexity of the mother-daughter bond. On a winter night in Brooklyn, Aya Rivers, a vibrant nineteen-year-old black girl, is shot by a white police officer in a case of mistaken identity. Her mother, Miriam, a rigid and guarded woman, rushes to the hospital. As Miriam desperately waits at Aya’s bedside, she falls back into memories of her own youth, when her life took a series of tragic turns as she struggled for independence and dealt with the end of her relationship with Aya’s father. But as Miriam’s recollections of love and regret descend upon her, this woman who has spent nearly every day of her life in an emotional prison finds that her wounds slowly give way to healing and a tentative hopefulness. With the lyrical economy of poetry, Asha Bandele tells a powerful story that boldly confronts timely and troubling issues. Daughter is an unforgettable portrait of one extraordinary woman and her journey—from secrecy to openness, from the silence of isolation to the beauty of connection. This version of the ebook contains an updated introduction by the author and a very special survival guide for today’s activists and advocates against police violence, including the founders and members of Black Lives Matter, and Michelle Alexander, Harry Belafonte, Susan L. Taylor, Marc Lamont Hill, journalists Esther Armah and Kirsten West Savali, and Kadiatou Diallo.
Provides an account of the author's twenty-two day term in a women's prison in Egypt, where she was held on charges of attacking the ruling system, and where she stayed until President Sadat was assassinated
Kaneko Fumiko (1903-1926) wrote this memoir while in prison after being convicted of plotting to assassinate the Japanese emperor. Despite an early life of misery, deprivation, and hardship, she grew up to be a strong and independent young woman. When she moved to Tokyo in 1920, she gravitated to left-wing groups and eventually joined with the Korean nihilist Pak Yeol to form a two-person nihilist organization. Two days after the Great Tokyo Earthquake, in a general wave of anti-leftist and anti-Korean hysteria, the authorities arrested the pair and charged them with high treason. Defiant to the end (she hanged herself in prison on July 23, 1926), Kaneko Fumiko wrote this memoir as an indictment of the society that oppressed her, the family that abused and neglected her, and the imperial system that drove her to her death.
Following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, three women – Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Khan-Cullors – came together to form an active response to the systemic racism causing the deaths of so many African-Americans. They simply said: Black Lives Matter; and for that, they were labelled terrorists. In this empowering account of survival, strength and resilience, Patrisse Khan-Cullors and award-winning author and journalist asha bandele recount the personal story that led Patrisse to become a founder of Black Lives Matter, seeking to end the culture that declares Black life expendable. Like the era-defining movement she helped create, this rallying cry demands you do not look away.