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Dr. Amir Whitaker: The Knucklehead’s Guide to Escaping the Trap

December 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dr. Amir Whitaker takes over the bookshop December 2 with the latest in his Knucklehead’s Guide series.

In THE KNUCKLEHEAD’S GUIDE TO ESCAPING THE TRAP, follow Amir’s life-changing journey through the trilogy of challenges that molded him into an agent of change. In the first chronicle, he rebounds from incarceration and expulsion from school, while evading the systems devastating his community. Next, the underdog attends leading universities across the country for 12 years, while obtaining five college degrees. Finally, Amir travels to 30 countries by his 30th birthday, while broadening his perspective on the world and humanity.

Amir combines live music, hip hop, dance, poetry, and soul music to add texture to his story telling. In his book-reading performance, Amir fuses the music of artists like Jimi Hendrix and Kendrick Lamar with personal stories of overcoming adversity. A provocative visual presentation of still images, videos, and animations accompany the performance.



December 2, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mother Foucault’s Bookshop
523 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97214
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Mother Foucault’s Bookshop