Coming of Age in Killadelphia as a Writer, Artist and Filmmaker: An Interview with MK Asante

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Winter 2016

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Wraparound South


On October 14, 2015, we had the privilege of sitting with MK Asante for an interview during his tour for BUCK: Coming of Age in Killadelphia, the memoir and the soundtrack. Praised by the L.A. Times, NPR, and NBC, the book has been called “Frequently brilliant and always engaging… It takes great skill to render the wide variety of characters, male and female, young and old, that populate a memoir like Buck. … A powerful and captivating book.”

Asante gifted us with some tidbits of wisdom about being creative and seizing opportunities to turn life into poetry, song, or story.