Afeni Shakur : Evolution of a Revolutionary
|Rating||:||4.48 (702 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||240 Pages|
good read! Amazon Customer great book that describes shines the light of a single mother trying her best to raise her two young children, one which happens to be tupac. Life was given I was there with them, Jasmine and Afeni. With every page I grew to know them both and I did not expect to fall completely in love with them and myself at the same time.. TC Queens NY said Five Stars. Immersed in each moment.
In this searing work, renowned actress and Afeni's trusted friend Jasmine Guy reveals the evolution of a woman through a series of intimate conversations on themes such as love, death, race, drugs, politics, music, and of course her son. Before becoming one of the most well-known members of the Black Power movement, Alice Faye Williams was not unlike any other poor, African American girl growing up in the impoverished South. In 1969, Afeni was arrested along with other members of the Black Panther party on 189 felony charges that included 30 counts of conspiracy. But when her family moved to New York during the radical sixties, she became intoxicated by the promise of social change. By the time she turned twenty-one, Alice had a new name -- Afeni Shakur, derived from the Yoruba term for "lover of people" -- and a new vision for the future. Once on bail, she became pregnant with a son: Tupac Amaru Shakur, a rap megastar u
. From Publishers Weekly Afeni Shakur (nee Alice Faye), the mother of deceased hip-hop star Tupac Shakur, emerges as a significant cultural emblem in her own right in this absorbing oral history. Daughter of a violent broken home, Shakur's rage at her inner demons and at white racism impelled her into a leadership position with the Black Panthers, where she navigated the treacherous currents of revolutionary and sexual politics in the Black Power movement. The book is somewhat marred by the obtrusive presence of interlocutor and amanuensis Guy, an actress and friend-of-Tupac who optioned the rights to Afreni's story a