Study Guide

Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison Allusions

By Shaka Senghor

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Socrates, Plato's Apology (epigraph to book)
  • Dante, Inferno (2.28)
  • Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, (10.32, 10.33-10.36, 10.38-10.41)
  • Donald Goines (10.22, 10.24-10.27)

Historical References

  • Nat Turner (10.32, 10.38, 10.47, 18.5, 19.2)
  • Assata Shakur (10.32, 10.38, 16.5, 20.20)
  • Huey P. Newton (10.31, 10.38)
  • George Jackson (10.31, 10.44, 16.5)

Pop Culture References

  • Anita Baker (10.30)
  • Pink Floyd (10.30)
  • Luther Vandross (10.30)
  • Prince (10.30)
  • Parliament Funkadelic (10.30)
  • X Clan (10.31, 10.43)
  • Public Enemy (10.31)
  • Stephen King (14.11)
  • Roots (14.11)
  • Terry McMillan (14.11)

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