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Never stop : a memoir

by Sana, Simba,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Non-Fiction Collection Z473.S265 S26 2017
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  Z473.S265 S26 2017
CLP - Homewood African American Z473.S265 S26 2017
Location  CLP - Homewood
Collection  African American
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction Z473.S265 S26 2017
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Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
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CLP - Sheraden Non-Fiction Collection Z473.S265 S26 2017
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Call Number  Z473.S265 S26 2017
"Hands down one of the best explorations into the Black male psyche I've ever read." -- Essence

Never Stop is the wrenching memoir of Simba Sana, the cofounder and former leader of Karibu Books, a major indie-bookselling phenomenon and perhaps the most successful black-owned company in the history of the book industry. In this memoir, Sana reveals how his experience with Karibu jumpstarted his lifelong journey to better understanding himself, human nature, faith, and American culture--which ultimately helped him develop the powerful personal philosophy that drives his life today.

Born Bernard Sutton in Washington, DC, Sana grew up in the cycle of poverty and violence that dominated inner-city life in the '70s and '80s. Sana's academic success got him into college, where his life increasingly embodied the contradictions that plagued his youth. Committed to self-improvement and self-discipline, he grew into a successful businessman while becoming an impassioned Black Nationalist and Pan-Africanist. He lived the corporate life at Ernst & Young by day while leading radical consciousness-raising groups by night.

Building Karibu became Sana's opportunity to bind the disparate elements of his life together. Ultimately, though, the paradoxes in his identity and his accumulated emotional wounds confounded his effort to overcome his business reversals, and everything Sana built--his marriage, family, and business--was lost in an incredibly brief period of time. Sana had to rebuild his life--and his identity--and set out to do so in a way that focused principally on the meaning andimportance of love.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It makes sense that Sana, a rudderless young black man for many years, would find respite in the story of Malcolm X: I could relate to him growing up without a father, having a mentally ill mother, and being fascinated with the streets, Sana writes in his memoir, and despite those disadvantages, being educated and well spoken. It would take many years of suffering a tortured childhood, growing up with a welfare mom and an absent father, and finding his way through the dangerous inner-city streets of Washington, D.C., before Sana would make his way to college and eventually a career that included work at Ernst & Young and culminated in his founding Karibu Books, one of the most successful black-owned bookselling businesses in the country. Though his memoir suffers at times from an overload of routine information, Sana earnestly recounts his childhood, embrace of Black Nationalism ideals, and search for a purposeful life. Sana's compelling journey from life as a struggling, hungry black boy to resounding success is one that every reader can celebrate.--Apte, Poornima Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Sana, Simba.
Karibu Books -- History.
Booksellers and bookselling -- Washington Metropolitan Area -- Biography.
African American businesspeople -- Washington Metropolitan Area -- Biography.
Bookstores -- Washington Metropolitan Area -- History -- 20th century.
Washington (D.C.) -- Biography.
Publisher Chicago :2017
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 308 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781572841925
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