Monster the autobiography of an la gang member

Killin' and not caring, and dyin' without fear. He decides he cannot be a good father to his daughter if he is a part of any gang activity at all.

Monster the autobiography of an l.a. gang member quotes

I grew up in Detroit so gang life was introduced to my world in junior high. This is how he gets his name Sanyika Shakur. Kody Scott was raised with no father and a hard working mother who was never able to be home. Kody is involved with a girl from his gang named China when he meets an "outsider" named Tamu. Background[ edit ] When asked how Sanyika Shakur got his gang nickname "Monster" he replied, "Well, America produced me," but he basically said that he beat a man so badly that the police said whoever did it was a monster, and the name stuck. Though I do not condone the actions and killings of a gang member, I am fascinated by it at the same time. This powerful account of the triumph of the human spirit over insurmountable odds brings the reader into the daily battles for survival. Metcalf mentioned a few themes of the book as "self-improvement, aspiration, education, and empowerment of minorities. Kody agrees with those who say that the worst enemy of Crips are other Crips. This section contains words approx.

I remember raising my weapon and him looking back — for a split second it was as It's bein' down when ain't nobody else down with you. I also feel it shows that no one is ever bound to the life that they have and that you can change, if you commit yourself and thrive to do better with your life.

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A convention-goer from Sweden was quoted as saying, "We see so much of the violence of the American inner city; now here's a voice that comes from inside that can explain it to us. He quickly becomes an important member of the Eight-Trays. Though Kody is not specific in the number of people he kills, he does detail his role in many shootings. It's real. He went to jail for violating parole. The history books don't tell you about this part of America. This book, written from the viewpoint of someone who spent many years on the inside, offers the reader new insight. You hear what I'm sayin'?

Following his initiation, Scott works his way up the totem pole of importance. He endures beatings and is forced to hold his own and fight back against the gang members to prove he is tough enough to join. Feb 11, PrincessofthePage rated it it was amazing I read this book when I was about 20 years old and in college as a part of an English class.

The police told bystanders that the person responsible for this was a "monster.

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Kody's devotion to the Crips is unsurpassed.

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Monster: The Autobiography Of An L.A. Gang Member