Live from Death Row

by Mumia Abu-Jamal

On Sale: 06/01/1996

Live from Death Row

by Mumia Abu-Jamal

On Sale: 06/01/1996

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About the Book

"A rare and courageous voice speaking from a place we fear to know: Mumia Abu-Jamal must be heard." —Alice Walker

"Resonates with the moral force of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham Jail." –Boston Globe

After twenty years on death row, Mumia Abu-Jamal was released from his death sentence . . . but not the conviction. This once prominent radio reporter was convicted for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1982, after a trial many have criticized as profoundly biased. Live from Death Row is a collection of his prison writings—an impassioned yet unflinching account of the brutalities and humiliations of prison life, and a scathing indictment of racism and political bias in the American judicial system.

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Critical Praise

"A rare and courageous voice speaking from a place we fear to know: Mumia Abu-Jamal must be heard." - Alice Walker

"A tough, true, timely book. You cannot read it and remain unmoved." - E.L. Doctorow

"An important book [that] takes us into the bowels of hell...Abu-Jamal offers expert and well-reasoned commentary on the justice system...His writings are dangerous." - Village Voice

"Brilliant in its specificity and imperative, Mumia Abu-Jamal's work is about why multitudes of people don't overcome. It rings so true because he has not overcome." - LA Weekly

"Resonates with the moral force of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham Jail." - Boston Globe

"We aren't supposed to feel connected with people 'inside'—least of all those on Death Row. Mumia Abu-Jamal's eloquent, scholarly, urgent dispatches teach us that we ignore those connections at our own peril." - Adrienne Rich

"Abu-Jamal is an articulate voice at the far side of this country's great racial divide. . . . In this decade when building prisons and increasing the use of the death penalty have become popular responses to crime, Abu-Jamal's perspective is worth reading." - Philadelphia Inquirer

"A scathing indictment of this country's justice system from a man about to receive it's ultimate punishment. . . . He has become one of America's most controversial and eloquent death row prisoners." - New York Daily News

"Presents a bracing challenge to complacent views about crime, race, and incarceration." - Publishers Weekly

"Documents the maddening psychological and physical torment of a life awaiting execution inside Huntingdon County Prison. . . . His words shock in a raw, disturbing style." - Boston Globe

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780380727667
  • ISBN 10: 0380727668
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 06/01/1996
  • Pages: 224
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • BISAC2 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • BISAC3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black

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