Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison
is the story written by Shaka Senghor.Shaka Senghor was brought up in a middle class family with neighbor on Detroit’s eastern side while the 1980’s crack epidemic was on its peak.He was a bright student and an inborn leader.He wanted to be a doctor but his parents disputes made his life miserable.His mother started beating him mercilessly. Because of his family conditions ,he ran from his home.For his survival he started dealing in drugs and he was send to prison for murder when he was just 19-year-old.
During his imprisonment foe nineteen years, he spent seven years in unsociable in carceration,where he learnt literature, self-examination, meditation and also learnt the kindness of others.He used all his learnings to challenge the evils of his past. He learnt to forgive people who hurt him and he felt himself free from a burden.He also apologizing what he has done in his past.At the age of 38, he completed his imprisonment. When he came out from the prison he turned into an activist and a reformer or a mentor for those men and women who are facing the same circumstances he has faced.Work done by Senghor for the community and his courage to share his story through a book directed him to the fellowships at the Kellogg Foundation and at the MIT Media Lab.He also gets the invitation to speak at different events like TED and the Aspen Ideas Festival.
Writing My Wrongs is a page turner sketch of a life in the shades of poverty, fear and violence.This story of Senghor shows us that How you starts your life not matter much’but how you finish it matters more.