Live From Death Row
By Mumia Abu-Jamal
Addison Wesley/Avon 1995
Live From Death Row is a collection of Mumia Abu-Jamal's prison writings--an impassioned yet unflinching account of the brutalities and humiliations of prison life. It is also a scathing indictment of racism and political bias in the American judicial system that is certain to fuel the controversy surrounding the death penalty and freedom of speech.
"An important book [that] takes us into the bowels of hell. Abu-Jamal offers expert and well-reasoned commentary on the justice system...His writings are dangerous." --Village Voice
"A tough, true, timely book. You cannot read it and remained unmoved." --E.L. Doctorow
"Brilliant in its specificity and imperative, Mumia Abu-Jamal's work is about why multitudes of people don't overcome. It rings so true because he has not overcome." --LA Weekly
"A rare and courageous voice speaking from a place we fear to know: Mumia Abu-Jamal must be heard." --Alice Walker