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— Sandra Brown
"Life After Life is a low-keyed but compelling account of the Black Panther Party's impact, both positive and negative, on a young, southern, black man's journey to completeness in racist America. Evans D. Hopkins has bared his soul to help us understand why thousands like him took up the extreme challenge and are better for it."
— David Graham DuBois, President & CEO, The W.E.B. DuBois Foundation, Inc.
"Evans D. Hopkins reminds us of what happens to a dream deferred in this powerful story of a youth almost destroyed by his anger at a society that at best ignores a black man and at worst finds new ways to lynch him. What makes this book remarkable is the journey to redemption, the story of how the lost youth finds himself in the silence of a prison cell and continues to grow as a human today. We should all rejoice!"
— Patrice Gaines, author of Laughing in the Dark
"Life After Life is the story of the search for identity, one man's struggle to create a more just world, the descent into inexplicable rebellion and crime, and the ways in which prison can set a person free. This is a beautiful, heartbreaking, and, in the end, inspiring book."
— Marita Golden, author of Don't Play in the Sun: One Woman's Journey Through the Color Complex
Posted January 31, 2007
This is one of the best books that I have read. It's puts you right there with the author as he details his struggles. IT also gives you an unbias opinion of the Black Panther Party and the goals they were trying to acheive all to be interfered with by the CIA and corrupt leadership. I beleive there has been great change because of the party and I applaud the author for sharing his story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 12, 2005
A MOVIE YOU CAN READ!!!!This book is some of the most dynamic, vividly written non-fiction I have read in such a long, long time!...One scene after another puts you right there...you are a part of Evan's story...rooting for his eventual redemption all the way! The mother who never gave up on him..how her love carried him through his prison ordeals, what it's like to live in prison above the electric chair...Finally, an inside view of the Panthers from one of their own...Aside from bestseller lists..when will it be made into a movie?...one thinks of 'Antwone Fisher', 'The Hurricane'... who will play Evans?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 1, 2005
A must read for anyone interested in how a man can transcend his lot in life, how one man overcomes a rage borne of involvement in the civil rights movement, followed by years of imprisonment, only to emerge, as Hopkins did, a writer with great gifts!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 22, 2009
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