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Kiese Laymon
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Laymon's Style

The back of the book compares the way that the author uses language to canonical writers such as Mark Twain. What about Laymon's writing style makes this comparison valid (or not)?

Barack Obama

Throughout the book, the author seems to portray mixed feelings about Barack Obama's presidency. What seems to be the clearest summary of Laymon's view on President Obama?

"Paroled Life"

Throughout the book, Laymon expresses that African American boys are born in a "paroled life" (43). What does he mean by this, and what are some features of Laymon's "paroled life" (43)?

Law Enforcement

The book contains many mentions of law enforcement. What seems to be the author's opinion about the current nature of law enforcement?

The Right Questions

In "Reasonable Doubt and the Lost Presidential Debate of 2012," Laymon states that we may never ask politicians the right questions. What questions is he referring to...

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