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Shaka Senghor | Writing My Wrongs | Author Interview

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Shaka Senghor discusses Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison with Paula Bryant Ellis.

Shaka Senghor was raised in a middle class neighborhood on Detroit’s east side during the height of the 1980s crack epidemic. An honor roll student and a natural leader, he dreamed of becoming a doctor—but at age 11, his parents' marriage began to unravel, and the beatings from his mother worsened, sending him on a downward spiral that saw him run away from home, turn to drug dealing to survive, and end up in prison for murder at the age of 19, fuming with anger and [...]