Solitary




      Solitary
The extraordinary saga of a man who, despite spending four decades in solitary confinement for a crime of which he was innocent, inspired fellow prisoners, and now all of us, with his humanity New Read Books Solitary by Albert Woodfox – heartforum.co.uk

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  • ebook
  • 448 pages
  • Solitary
  • Albert Woodfox
  • 16 August 2019
  • 1443458368

10 thoughts on “ Solitary

  1. Richard says:

    Solitary by Albert Woodfox is a gruelling but rewarding work of non fiction In and out of jail as a young black man in the late 60s, Woodfox had a troubled start to manhood A start he isn t proud of His fractured family was poor and life in urban Louisiana was hard Racism was endemic and unquestioned.When he finally ended up in the notorious Angola prison in 1969, on a very questionable charge of armed robbery, he was in for the long haul He received a 50 year sentence.Alb...

  2. Jenna says:

    I became living proof that we can survive the worst to change ourselves and our world, no matter where we are Behind our resistance on the tiers, Herman, King, and I knew that only education would save usForthan 40 years, Albert Woodfox was kept in solitary confinement in a 9 X 6 foot cell 23 hours a day 40 YEARS I don t think I could handle that for a week, let alone decades And yet he endured this torture, day after day, year after year, for a crime he didn t commit.This bookI became living proof that we can survive the worst to change ourselves and our world, no matter where we are Behind our resistance on the tiers, Herman, King, and I k...

  3. Moonkiszt says:

    Some books are written by authors who yearn for the title, the mantle and all the goodies that go with the title of Author Some tomes are acts of persuasion, beckoning conversion from one point of view to another Some volumes are slick and polished marketing or branding materials for products or lifestyles or team building manuals And then there are some books that simply spill out spill out from the lives of humans who are desperate to tell their tale This is one of those.It s uncomfortabl Some books are written by authors who yearn for the title, the mantle and all the goodies that go with the title of Author Some tomes are acts of persuasion, beckoning conversion from one point of view to another Some volumes are slick and polished marketing or branding materials for products or lifestyles or team building manuals And then there are some books that simply spill out spill out from the lives of humans who are desperate to tell their tale This is one of those.It s uncomfortable at least it was to me This is not a topic I think much about on purpose Parts of his story are like all of our collective beginnings but then it takes these terrible swerves into consequential mazes It goes on and on and on.but the mere mass of the many repeated choices that led to the same place made me tired, and I ll admit I skimmed over some of that it was the same story but it was a slow skim because I ...

  4. Mehrsa says:

    Our prison system is cruel and inhumane This book is one of the best prison memoirs I ve ever read exempting Mandela and Assata Woodfox s book is not just about his experiences, but it is about the system in general and how it tri...

  5. Calzean says:

    Yikes what an indictment of the US legal and prison system This is a book on many of the things wrong with the Land of the Brave It is not much of an endorsement Woodfox s experiences in the aptly named prison Angola, Louisiana It read like a war zone, ruled by despots with all the accompanying violence, rape, racism, corruptness and hopelessness But Woodfox finds hope and strength in his adoption of Black Panther ideals of unity, helping others, strength in the face adversity He spends al Yikes what an indictment of the US legal and prison system This is a book on many of the things wrong with the Land of the Brave It is not much of an endorsement Woodfox s experiences in the aptly named prison Angola, Louisiana It read like a war zone, ruled by despots with all the accompan...

  6. Lou says:

    Our resistance gave us an identity Our identity gave us strength Our strength gave us an unbreakable will Albert Woodfox Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe Frederick Douglass If any white man in the world says Give me liberty, or give me death, the entire world applauds When a black man Our resistance gave us an identity Our identity gave us strength Our strength gave us an unbreakable will Albert Woodfox Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe Frederick Douglass If any white man in the world says Give me liberty, or give me death, the entire world applauds When a black man says exactly the same thing, word for word, he is judged a criminal and treated like one James BaldwinHe starts by telling of his youth and his mother and her wisdom and fortitude.A telling of survival in poverty under Jim Crow laws, being called names, despicable kind, the racist kind.Be prep...

  7. Robert Sheard says:

    As an expose of America s corrupt and cruel criminal justice system, this is a hugely important story to tell Woodfox was in prison for a crime he admits committing, but while in prison is then convicted of a murder he clearly did not commit He spent the next 40 years in solitary confinement while the Sta...

  8. Text Publishing says:

    In beautifully poetic language that starkly contrasts the world he s describing, Woodfox awes and inspires He illustrates the power of the human spirit, while illuminating the dire need for prison reform in the United States Solitary is a brilliant blend of passion, terror and hope that everyone needs to experience Shelf Awareness starred reviewA profound book about friendship told simply but not tersely If the ending of this book does not leave you with tears pooling down in your clIn beautifully poetic language that starkly contrasts the world he s describing, Woodfox awes and inspires He illustrates the power of the human spirit, while illuminating the dire need for prison reform in the Unit...

  9. Jo says:

    This book made me uncomfortable Uncomfortable in the sense that people are still being treated differently because of the color of their skin It seems so simple we are all the same Yet hate always seems to win This book was disheartening, but hopeful Mr Woodfox clings to that hope...

  10. William says:

    A real life horror story A man spends 40 years in solitary for a crime he did not commit, mostly in the ex slave plantation of Angola prison in Louisiana I liken the U.S penal system to tide pods A concentration of the blatant racism, wage slavery, predatory capitalism, and the police state that exists in our larger society That a man decided to protest his innocence, keep his dignity, help his fellow inmates ward off rape and mistreatment, could not go unpunished by prison authorities I A real life horror story A man spends 40 years in solitary for a crime he did not commit, mostly in the ex slave plantation of Angola prison in Louisiana I liken the U.S penal system to tide pods A concentration of the blatant racism, wage slavery, predatory capitalism, and the police state that exists in our larger society That a man decided to protest his innocence, keep his dignity, help his fellow inmates ward off rape and mistreatment, could not go unpunished by prison authorities Incredibly, the Angola prison farm was run by the same family that owned it when it was a legal...

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