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The Darkest Hour: Stories and Interviews from Death Row
"The Darkest Hour: Stories and Interviews from Death Row" by Nanon M. Williams emerged from a deep and dark despair in a place where the thought of suicide often holds more appeal than the thought of living. The hopeless ones live below the line but not Nanon Williams. Williams reached high beyond despair with outstretched hands and on tiptoes. He took a firm grip on the b ...more
Kindle Edition, second, 183 pages
Published November 12th 2012 by goodmedia press
(first published July 12th 2002)
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This book is real and it gives new meaning to the everyday life that we take for granted. It is a powerful book that emphasizes on giving a human being a second chance and not seeing someone for what they have done but for the person they truly are. I found it powerful that some of the men interviewed mentioned that for those lost young adolescents heading in the wrong direction, words are meaningless unless they come with actions that demonstrate that you actually care for them. This is a messa ...more
Despite any preconceived opinions about Death Row, this is a book that will make you question what you believe. Not that it's a glaring expose, but it's written by a former Death Row inmate speaking with others. He asks them about their lives before they were incarcerated, and we learn about the many unfortunate twists and turns these men take along with what happens to the psyche as they "hurry up and wait." Beautifully written by a man who continues to defy all odds and stereotypes, The Darkes ...more
Nanon M. Williams, writer & human rights activist, was born August 2, 1974. Nanon grew up in Los Angeles amidst the violence and poverty that plagued the city. As a teenager, Nanon stood out for his academic and sporting achievements and dreamt of a career as a football player. He was an All-American and the recipient of over seventeen athletic and academic scholarships. In 1992, when Nanon wa ...more