Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family through Mitchell S. Jackson
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 383 MB
Overview: In a thrillingly alive, candid new paintings, award-winning writer Mitchell S. Jackson takes us throughout the drug-ravaged community and suffering circle of relatives of his formative years, whilst inspecting the cultural forces – huge and small – that led him and his circle of relatives to this position.
With a poet’s talented ear, a novelist’s sense of narrative, and a journalist’s unsentimental eye, Mitchell S. Jackson candidly explores his tumultuous formative years within the different America. Survival Math takes its title from the calculations Mitchell and his circle of relatives made to stay secure – to stick alive – of their neighborhood, a small black community in Portland, Oregon, blighted through medicine, violence, poverty, and governmental overlook.
Survival Math is each a non-public reckoning and an important addition to the nationwide dialog about race. Mitchell explores the Portland of his youth, tracing the tactics by which his circle of relatives controlled their lives in and round medicine, prostitution, gangs, and imprisonment as participants of a tiny black inhabitants in one of the crucial nation’s whitest towns. He discusses intercourse paintings and serial killers, gangs and weapons, near-death reports, composite fathers, the idea that of "hustle", and the damaging energy of gear and habit on circle of relatives.
In inspecting the conflicts inside of his circle of relatives and neighborhood, Jackson gifts a microcosm of fight and survival in recent city America – an exploration of the forces that formed his existence, his town, and the lives of such a lot of black males like him. As Jackson charts his personal trail from drug broker to printed novelist, he offers us a heartbreaking, attention-grabbing, lovingly rendered view of the injustices and victories, huge and small, that outlined his formative years.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction