love your city

i know your stories
January 17, 2011, 22:00
Filed under: street scriptures

and now i’m like a major threat/’cause i remind you of the things you were made to forget

i suppose it’s something i’ve already touched on a few times, but never to a level that i’m satisfied with, so i’m going to try and write more about the books that i am currently courting. not really sure where i want to take it, but i imagine, as with most things, it will take shape as it goes. to set it off, i’mma bless you with a list of books that tupac shakur read. if you know me, you know just how deep my love for pac goes and how far-reaching his influence was on a young me, and it will make all the more sense once you read this…

monster: the autobiography of an LA gang member | sanyika shakur
assata: an autobiography | assata shakur
ponder on this: a compilation | from the writings of alice a. bailey & the tibetan master, djwhal khul
the phenomenon of man | teilhard de chardin
kabbalah | gersham scholem
thoughts and meditations | khalil gibran
telepathy | alice a. bailey
the autobiography of malcolm x | as told to alex haley
ah, this! | bhagwan shree rajneesh
roots | alex haley
the tibetan book of the dead | w.y. evans-wentz
black like me | john howard griffin
bhagavad-gita as it is | a.c. bhavtive-danta swami prabhuapada
the confessions of nat turner | william styron
the psychedelic experience – a manual based on the tibetan book of the dead | timothy leary, ralph metzner, richard alpert
james baldwin: the legacy | ed. quincy troupe
initiation | elisabeth haich
the meaning of masonry | w.l. wilmhurst
social essays | leroi jones
the grapes of wrath | john steinbeck
i shall not be moved | maya angelou
and still i rise | maya angelou
i know why the caged bird sings | maya angelou
nature, man and woman | alan watts
linda goodman’s sun signs | linda goodman
zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance | robert m. pirsig
a raisin in the sun | lorraine hansberry
native son | richard wright
the practical encyclopedia of natural healing | mark bricklin
the complete illustrated book of the psychic sciences | walter b. gibson & litzka r. gibson
1984 | george orwell
one hundred years of solitude | gabriel garcia marquez
the destiny of the nations | alice a. bailey
the visionary poetics of allen ginsberg | paul portgues
the dictionary of cultural literacy | e.d. girsch, jr., joseph f. kett & james trefil
the diary of anais nin | anais nin
the souls of black folk | w.e. burghardt dubois
the psychic realm | naomi a. hintze & j. gaither pratt
tropic of cancer | henry miller
nostradamus: the milleninium & beyond | peter lorie
the state of the world atlas | michael kidron & ronald segal
catcher in the rye | j.d. salinger
sisterhood is powerful: anthology of writings from the women’s liberation movement | robin morgan
in search of our mother’s gardens | alice walker
savage inequalities: children in america’s schools | jonathan kozol
at the bottom of the river | jamaica kincaid
music of black americans: a history | eileen southern
moby dick | herman melville
life and words of martin luther king, jr. | ira peck
art of war | sun tzu
interesting people: black american history makers | george l. lee
blues people | amiri baraka
all you need to know about the music business | donald passman
all god’s children: the boskett family and the american tradition of violence | fox butterfield
black sister: poetry by black american women 1746 t0 1980 | ed. earlene stetson
the harder we run: black workers since the civil war | william h. harris
makes me wanna holler | nathan mccall
great white lie: slavery, emancipation & changing racial attitudes | jack gratus
imitation of christ | thomas a kempis
teachings of the buddha | jack kornfield
no man is an island | thomas merton
mysticism | evelyn underhill
wisdom of insecurity | a.n. watts
secret splendor | charles essert
life as carola | joan grant
serving in humanity | alice a. bailey
here and hereafter | ruth montgomery
the prince | niccolo machiavelli

(mine in bold)


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Have you read ‘things fall apart’ by chinua achebe? I think you’d like it

Comment by Mansa

i have, and i loved it!

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