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Writing My Wrongs

by- Shaka Senghor


Writing My Wrongs (2013) depicts the narrative of a young guy growing up amidst Detroit's crack epidemic in the 1980s. These slates follow him from a happy childhood to a life of drugs, gangs, murder, and a 19-year jail term, and how he came to find hope and salvation through writing.

Shaka Senghor is TripActions' Head of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, a Director's Fellow Alumni of the MIT Media Lab, a college professor, author, and was convicted of murder in American courts. He also teaches a class as part of the Atonement Project, a collaboration between him, the University of Michigan, and the MIT Media Lab, as of October 2015. Writing My Wrongs, his memoir was released in March 2016. Senghor was included on Oprah's 2016 SuperSoul 100 list of visionaries and significant figures.

• Activists interested in learning more about life in American jails
• Readers who have family members who are incarcerated
• Sociology students wanting to supplement their studies with a personal story