Scars of the Soul Are Why Kids Wear Bandages When They Don't Have Bruises

Scars of the Soul Are Why Kids Wear Bandages When They Don't Have Bruises

by Miles Marshall Lewis, Saul Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 1888451718

ISBN-13: 9781888451719

Pub. Date: 10/01/2004

Publisher: Akashic Books

“Lewis has composed an observant and urban B-boy’s rites of passage . . . a hiphop bildungsroman told in prose full of buoyancy and bounce.”—Greg Tate, author of Flyboy in the Buttermilk

Scars of the Soul is a confessional, stylistic account (in the Joan Didion tradition) of coming-of-age in the Bronx alongside the birth and

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“Lewis has composed an observant and urban B-boy’s rites of passage . . . a hiphop bildungsroman told in prose full of buoyancy and bounce.”—Greg Tate, author of Flyboy in the Buttermilk

Scars of the Soul is a confessional, stylistic account (in the Joan Didion tradition) of coming-of-age in the Bronx alongside the birth and evolution of hip-hop culture.

Miles Marshall Lewis was born in the Bronx in 1970 and currently lives in Manhattan. He is a former editor of Vibe and XXL, and his work has been published in The Nation, The Source, the Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Essence and other magazines. He holds a B.A. in sociology from Morehouse College and studied at the Fordham University School of Law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888451719
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

IMemory lanes, gun hill roads
Bronx science19
Famous Negro writer #7741
The suckerpunch of my childhood files53
Mama's gun63
Worldwide underground71
IIThe def of hiphop
Peace, unity, love, having fun81
Notes toward a hiphop politik109
Spelmo babies and other bourgeois ephemera135
Go make of all disciples149
Scars of the soul are why kids wear bandages when they don't have bruises173
Another great day in Harlem189

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