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Upcoming SlideShare. Like this document? Why not share! Embed Size px. Start on. Show related SlideShares at end. WordPress Shortcode. Published in: Education. Full Name Comment goes here. The title and the author attract Jasmine Guy, known as Whitley Gilbert on the 90's sitcom Different World, portrays her dear friend Afeni Shakur in an honest and respectful matter.
The title and the author attracted me to the book but the content kept my attention. May 29, Milana rated it really liked it. Afeni is powerful, vulnerable and the voice of redemption. She shares her most pivotal life experiences from childhood struggles to the loss of her only son, Tupac Shakur. I deeply enjoyed her tellings of her time as a Black Panther and the time she spent in jail surrounding their New York demise.
I felt a lesson being taught in each story she shared.
Had I been in the room with them both I woul Afeni is powerful, vulnerable and the voice of redemption. Had I been in the room with them both I would have kindly asked Jasmine to shut up so Afeni could talk lol. Jul 02, Stephanie Givens rated it it was amazing. This book was amazing!
I've heard about the Shakur family's struggles and hardships. She overcame struggles and obstacles that seemed insurmountable. My true admiration was her ability to take accountability for her actions rather than placing blame. I applaud Jasmine Guy for the detailed descriptions that made me feel like a third person in the room mesmerized by Akeni's story. I'd This book was amazing! I'd love to see a movie that captures this book.
Mar 09, Jasmine rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. A wonderful book told striaght from the mouth of Afeni through Jasmine Guy. Although I knew some things about Afeni I was amazed at her ability to be self introspective and be open about the most painful times in her life. Her candor about her relationship with her children and her desire to hold herself accountable for the pain she has caused.
Most importantly through all the pain, tragedy that has taken place, it was so refreshing to see her at peace with her story. Great read.
You can get Free shipping on fulfilled by Souq items if the total fulfilled by Souq items in your cart equals or exceed EGP. In addition, she talks about her son and this book reveals how similar her life and his life are parallel in their struggles. We dig in. The real estate man who showed me this place was happy to sell it to me, you know, until he found out who my son was. You just don't know how happy I am you've done this.
Amazing To see Afeni's story written so raw and beautifully and also to have Sekyiwa open up as well is a real treat. It also gives a lot more context to Tupac's songs such as "Dead Mama" as it allows the reader to really envision the hurt and pain all 3 of them endured in that time together and apart. What a beautiful book! Hers is a story of triumph over tragedy, pride, and addiction.
I love it. I was skeptical to buy but I am ecstatic that I did. One fact the author should have covered more. The book should have been longer. Jul 27, Aisha Francis-Samuels rated it liked it. Happy to have leared about the fierce and fragile Afeni Shakur.
Afeni Shakur: Evolution Of A Revolutionary and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Afeni Shakur: Evolution of a Revolutionary Paperback – February 1, Jasmine Guy has known Afeni Shakur for nearly a decade, having met her via Afeni's son, Tupac. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Afeni Shakur (nee Alice Faye), the mother of deceased hip-hop star Tupac Shakur, emerges as a significant cultural .
The text gets repetitive at times, but writing this was clearly a labor of love for Jasmine Guy. This book really is good and engaging as it is, and perhaps is enough, though at times I found myself wanting to read Afeni telling her story Jun 09, Bianca Christine rated it really liked it. I had my eyes on this title for a while because of knowing her as the mother of Tupac. I, like many others, witnessed the outpouring of love that came when her departure from earth was announced.
In learning of the news, I felt empathy and provided her family with good energy. What I learned about Afeni Shakur took me by surprise. I understood Tupac as a rapper and admired his passion, his fire, his refusal to shut up and his consistent conviction to speak to the people. I viewed him, like many others did, as someone who left way too soon; as someone the community still needed.
The person we are initially introduced to is not the person who transpires as the story moves. It navigates slowly, in a dark way, revealing bits and pieces at a time. The pace is necessary because her story is heavy. Afeni was a woman who had a very parallel life to her oldest child — having lived, loved and lost many times over; her smart mouth getting her into plenty of trouble.
The pain she experienced in her life before, during and after her children was a reflection of why she became a Black Panther soldier.
She was fearless in her efforts when attempting to change the world around her. Just like her son. She was born in North Carolina, during a time in which being black was much more difficult than it is today. Her family was poor and her father was an abusive husband. She fought her way through life — literally — getting kicked out of almost every school she attended. In her eyes, she was utilizing her anger on the wrong people and the Black Panther party provided her with a higher purpose.
They put use to her wit, her strength and gave her real reasons to go to war. She started to feel alone. She was facing over years in prison when she was pregnant with Tupac. Evolution of a Revolutionary journeys through her childhood troubles and allows us to grow with her.
We are allowed to witness as she falls in and out of love and her struggles with addiction. By no means was she a perfect woman or mother. It is through her story, though, that there can be a much better understanding to why Tupac was the passionate artist he was. His need to fight until the very end was a part of the very fabric that made him; his bloodline, his history. As her story evolved into a close, it was comforting to watch her rise.
A victory Afeni was deeply proud of. In her redemption, it was her who took control of his possessions and opened the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Georgia to honor his passion.
Aug 15, Robin PHC rated it it was amazing. It was a really great read! Jasmine Guy did a good job in such a short amount of pages. Shelves: biography , nonfiction , black-power , black-panthers. This book tells Shakur's stories by way of a series of reflective conversations with Guy, so at times I wished it went deeper and felt sort of like the book was merely a stone skipping across the surface of the deep lake that is Shakur's life, but there is something to be said for the conversational style -- it makes the reader feel like you're right there in the room for these intimate conversations between friends.
Shakur speaks powerfully about why she joined the Panthers -- both a This book tells Shakur's stories by way of a series of reflective conversations with Guy, so at times I wished it went deeper and felt sort of like the book was merely a stone skipping across the surface of the deep lake that is Shakur's life, but there is something to be said for the conversational style -- it makes the reader feel like you're right there in the room for these intimate conversations between friends.
Shakur speaks powerfully about why she joined the Panthers -- both about their providing free clinics etc.