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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:98
  • eBook ISBN:9781617926853

Revolutionary Minded:

Prison, Poetry & Politics

by Nati Holmes , Jeffery A. Sanders Sr, Kimela Ezechukwu, Maxwell Penn and Shianne Monique

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Overview
Revolutionary Minded is a collection of heartfelt poetry, essays and short stories strung together by author Nati Holmes. Some of the poetry includes his personal recollection while dealing with struggles such as DEATH (holding his childhood friend in his arms while he died. Witnessing his eldest sister escaping death. And he himself experiencing death from his own encounter) the PRISON SYSTEM (being incarcerated in the Department of Corrections for five years where he witnessed countless stabbings and rape offenses) and RACISM (countless run-ins with white supremacist in the justice and penal systems). The stories and poems offer an insight to the thinking of a Young Black Man Lost in America as well as how some experiences shape and mold most minorities growing up in the inner cities of America. Some of the poems break down the gap between younger generation African American males and their elder generation. Other pieces such as Kimela Ezechukwu's Black Girl Lost offer insight as to some of the reason's why most African American teenage females are stuck being single parents.
Description
Revolutionary Minded is a collection of heartfelt poetry, essays and short stories strung together by author Nati Holmes. Some of the poetry includes his personal recollection while dealing with struggles such as DEATH (holding his childhood friend in his arms while he died. Witnessing his eldest sister escaping death. And he himself experiencing death from his own encounter) the PRISON SYSTEM (being incarcerated in the Department of Corrections for five years where he witnessed countless stabbings and rape offenses) and RACISM (countless run-ins with white supremacist in the justice and penal systems). The stories and poems offer an insight to the thinking of a Young Black Man Lost in America as well as how some experiences shape and mold most minorities growing up in the inner cities of America. Some of the poems break down the gap between younger generation African American males and their elder generation. Other pieces such as Kimela Ezechukwu's Black Girl Lost offer insight as to some of the reason's why most African American teenage females are stuck being single parents. Other select pieces from authors such as Maxwell Penn and Jeffery A. Sanders Sr speak upon love and lost love. While contributors Tamika Newhouse and Shianne Monique touch on some insecurities females face when judged prematurely.
About the author
Nate Nati Holmes is the founder and owner of Hustle Hard Publications. Mr. Holmes is an author, poet and activist for inmates. With the release of Mr. Holmes' debut novel, "Can't Knock the Hustle", the idea was born to start his own publishing company that would also seek to assist men and women in prison with the opportunity at exposure for their work. Mr. Holmes has two authors under the banner of Hustle Hard Publications and is seeking other writers to add to the publishing house. It was while incarcerated on a five year penitentiary bid that Mr. Holmes stumbled upon his own gift as a writer. Having no financial support from family or friends on the outside to provide for his daily needs, he entered a short story writing contest. Holmes was awarded third place in "The Hear Me Project HIV/AIDS campaign 2006 contest" which inspired him to write a full novel. After only two months, Holmes completed his first full length manuscript and was given encouragement from some heavyweights in the book and music industry such as his beloved brother Jihad, Michel Moore, Linda Brickhouse, Anthony Whyte, and Jason Claiborne, Waka Flocka Flames, Jay (Rakim's brother) Sandman (P.S.P. former member of Re-Up Gang) and Meek Mills. On Dec 7, 2010 Nati Holmes signed a major book deal with Augustus Publishing. Be on the lookout this upcoming year for more heat from this exciting new author. Nate Nati Holmes decided to take his destiny into his own hands and established Hustle Hard Publications. So please enjoy the ride and witness the greatest underdog story unfold before your eyes as Nate Nati Holmes fights his way to the top of the literature food chain while bringing some of the hottest and thrilling writers of urban fiction along for the ride!
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