KINDLE [The Children of Wasafa]

  • Paperback
  • 224
  • The Children of Wasafa
  • Jacqueline Pitts
  • English
  • 09 September 2019
  • 9781491236680

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FREE DOWNLOAD á The Children of Wasafa Afa during the 17th Century reunites his diasporic descendants who happen to be members of rival street gangs in the year 2010 on the Rockaway Peninsula in ueens New York. I like the idea of the book that we all could be somehow family and that when we harm someone we might be hurting a relative Unfortunately the different relationships may be too confusing for the inexperienced reader Most of the gangbangers this book is aimed at will get bored with the complicated family tiesThe characters in the gangs were not fleshed out in the sense that you understood their psychology The whole story felt superficial too much telling and very little showing

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FREE DOWNLOAD á The Children of Wasafa N to illustrate commonality That is who we think is our enemy or inconseuential to us may be our relative An embellished Chokwe symbol created by an Angolan man named Was. The Children of Wasafa blended many themes such as race respect identity peer pressure survival genetics colonization gangs identity immigration laws and slavery in a complex and masterful way to draw a compelling story of how the lack of identity whether through cultural identity family identity fatherless identity have a profound impact on how young men who often intersect in many communities of colors discourse The Children of Wasafa is rich in history giving a wonderful back drop on how the transcontinental slave trade has helped in dividing and conuering communities of color from Mexico to Jamaica However the book also imparts a strong message to the young and the fatherless such as the importance of making the right choices regardless of circumstance It also reminds parents that they have a responsibility to safeguard their children from elements in the street that prey on them Despite what young men might be taught at home parents must understand many of the young are affected by codes of the street and the negative images that the media reinforces about men of color Well done to the author Jacueline Pitts for giving us a cultural backdrop to what ails our young men I can not wait for your next book as you weaved a love of anthropology in telling a contemporary and timely story Anatomy of the Spirit The Seven Stages of Power and Healing peer Only Pleasure pressure survival genetics colonization gangs identity immigration laws and slavery in a complex and masterful way to draw a compelling story of how the lack of identity whether through cultural identity family identity fatherless identity have a Planted Forests profound impact on how young men who often intersect in many communities of colors discourse The Children of Wasafa is rich in history giving a wonderful back drop on how the transcontinental slave trade has helped in dividing and conuering communities of color from Mexico to Jamaica However the book also imparts a strong message to the young and the fatherless such as the importance of making the right choices regardless of circumstance It also reminds No Turning Back Suspense Series #3 parents that they have a responsibility to safeguard their children from elements in the street that Ab Urbe Condita Libri prey on them Despite what young men might be taught at home

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