Author Changa Asa Ramu’s New Book “Internal Reflections” is the Riveting Memoir of a Man Incarcerated at the Age of Nineteen without the Possibility of Parole

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Recent release “Internal Reflections” from Page Publishing author Changa Asa Ramu is a searing indictment of a society in which young people grow up in poverty with no guidance or mentorship, and of a criminal justice system that arbitrarily incarcerates some for life without the possibility of parole and others for much shorter terms for the same crime. This book provides clear-eyed commentary on the author’s troubled life, spirituality, family, and culture.

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Changa Asa Ramu, a native of Pennsylvania currently incarcerated at the State Correctional Institution at Smithfield, has completed his new book “Internal Reflections”: a gripping and potent reflection on a life derailed at a young age by street crime, drugs, poverty, and violence.

This book is the story of Changa Asa Ramu, but there are many young men who walk in the same shoes and have experienced the same journey. Too often, young African-American men learn from their own experiences when they should have been mentored, educated, and prepared for life struggles as an African American in this racist and sometimes violent country.

However, Changa has learned the hard way and finds himself in circumstances that aren’t easy to overcome. He’s now serving a life sentence for a fatal shooting in which his own life was in danger. He struggles with the reality that after having been incarcerated at nineteen years old, he might never see freedom again. He goes through a deep depression and has a bad adjustment to his new reality. In solitary confinement, he comes into contact with older politically, socially, and culturally conscious prisoners who were able to enlighten him and articulate his plight as an individual, as well as their collective struggle as a people. He then went on a search to learn more about his history, culture, and political reality.

His story also involves his family and their relationships and struggles during his incarceration. He goes on to experience control units and to suffer from the psychological effects of them. Through all these trials and tribulations, he gives educated commentary and reflections of his life, spirituality, family, race, and culture. He has learned that freedom is more than having liberty to move about in the greater society. Freedom is a state of mind and the ability to think independently.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Changa Asa Ramu’s thought-provoking memoir is a cautionary tale and commentary on the Pennsylvania criminal justice system.

Readers who wish to experience this riveting work can purchase “Internal Reflections” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Kobo, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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