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Luis Rodríguez's It Calls You Back

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Luis Rodríguez tells of his journey from drug abusing gang member to writer and activist. His memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing tells the story of Rodríguez’s attempt to start over, at 18, after his final stint in jail and nearly a decade of gang life. He describes his challenges as a father, and his difficulty leaving violence, crime, and addiction behind.

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Comments [2]

fuva from harlemworld

Oh, it IS ptsd -- post-traumatic stress syndrome, post-traumatic slave syndrome, etc. The hood, blacks, natives and Latinos have been dealing with it for years. Wider recognition of this reality will be key.

Aug. 22 2012 01:21 PM
fuva from harlemworld

Is it that "it calls you back"? Or is it that it often has never completely left, because it is more complex and runs deeper than we realize? These problems persist because we don't understand them.

Aug. 22 2012 01:14 PM

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