Down These Mean Streets

Thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age on the streets of Spanish Harlem.

Down These Mean Streets

Thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age on the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of a born outsider: a Puerto Rican in English-speaking America; a dark-skinned morenito in a family that refused to acknowledge its African blood. Here was an unsparing document of Thomas's plunge into the deadly consolations of drugs, street fighting, and armed robbery--a descent that ended when the twenty-two-year-old Piri was sent to prison for shooting a cop. As he recounts the journey that took him from adolescence in El Barrio to a lock-up in Sing Sing to the freedom that comes of self-acceptance, faith, and inner confidence, Piri Thomas gives us a book that is as exultant as it is harrowing and whose every page bears the irrepressible rhythm of its author's voice. Thirty years after its first appearance, this classic of manhood, marginalization, survival, and transcendence is available in a new edition.

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Down These Mean Streets
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Piri Thomas
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-23 - Publisher: Graymalkin Media

Thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age on the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of a born outsider: a Puerto Rican in English-speaking America; a dark-skinned morenito in a family that refused to acknowledge its African
Down These Mean Streets
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families
Categories: Abused children
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher:

Abstracts: This hearing examines violence committed by and against America's children. Testimony is received from officials in the law enforcement and judicial systems, criminologists, public health of officials, psychiatrists and educators about the reasons for the pervaise violent behavior and what might be done about it.
Down These Mean Streets
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Keith R. A. DeCandido
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-08-30 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

As Triple X, a brand-new designer drug with devastating side effects, sweeps through the streets of New York, high school science teacher Peter Parker--and his alter ego Spider-Man--begins to suspect the drug may have originated with one of his most diabolical enemies, intent on destroying the arachnid superhero for all
From the Tricontinental to the Global South
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Anne Garland Mahler
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-11 - Publisher: Duke University Press

In From the Tricontinental to the Global South Anne Garland Mahler traces the history and intellectual legacy of the understudied global justice movement called the Tricontinental—an alliance of liberation struggles from eighty-two countries, founded in Havana in 1966. Focusing on racial violence and inequality, the Tricontinental's critique of global capitalist
Sohn dieses Landes
Language: de
Pages: 567
Authors: Richard Wright
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-15 - Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

Bigger Thomas, ein junger Schwarzer, fühlt sich gefangen in einem Leben in Armut und Perspektivlosigkeit. Sein einziges Ventil ist Gewalt. Er war bereits in der Besserungsanstalt, ein weiteres Vergehen würde für ihn Gefängnis bedeuten. Doch dann gibt der wohlhabende Mr Dalton dem jungen Mann eine Chance und stellt ihn als