With an unflinching eye, an extraordinary ear, and a story as timely as any on the nightly news, poet Randell Adjei brings us I AM NOT MY STRUGGLES, a collection of poetry so honest and beautiful you won’t want to put it down. Randell Adjei’s is a story of a reckless youth, early incarceration and the lessons learned, and, above all, resilience. Randell Adjei writes to know himself and to redeem himself, as well as to honor his mother, her homeland, and all the young people who come after him. The energy in I AM NOT MY STRUGGLES in infectious; once you begin the first poem you’ll find yourself rapt until the very last word of the book. I AM NOT MY STRUGGLES is an urgent and necessary poetry collection, arriving at just the moment we need it most.