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Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh • Chicago gangs

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Book cover of Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh - chicago gangs

novel ● society ● true story

Recommendation 5 / 5

Sudhir Venkatesh offers an opportunity for readers to see deep inside a Chicago’s gang and the world in which the members live, as well as people outside the gang that interact with them. The book depicts the harsh gang reality full of brutality, poverty but also everyday aid and support which amalgamate relations within the whole community. The book is also very well written and I couldn’t put it down.

As I was reading, I feared it might not have a real…