Stories of Hope, Resilience and Life after Gangs

Anne Mahon

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Stories of Hope, Resilience and Life after Gangs

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Foreword by Greg Boyle, S.J., founder of Homeboy Industries

Why do people join gangs? Once entrenched in a life of crime with its realities of incarceration, addiction, power, and money, is it possible to ever walk away? This triumphant collection of ten personal life stories from ex-gang members enlightens, surprises and inspires. These first-person accounts illuminate the harsh reality of living as a marginalized person, often neglected and in poverty. Unexpectedly, their stories share heartfelt commentary on topics such as peace, joy, forgiveness and hope. Readers will be challenged to question their preconceived notions as they are given an illuminating look at individual lives behind crime statistics. This book covers territory that often doesn’t get into the news media and creates connection through our shared humanity.

Listen to Anne, Chris and Fr. Greg Boyle on CBC Radio’s The Sunday Edition.

Anne is interviewed on Let’s Give A Damn radio about her work. 


Select praise for The Lucky Ones:

WINNER – On The Same Page Manitoba selection, 2013-14.

“The book’s shocking first-hand accounts of survival will cause readers to bristle the next time they hear someone cast refugees as “fraudsters” or “just someone here to take our jobs.”  And reading about parents who were forced to run for the border without their children – let alone their passports – will cause people to question the government’s dismissive terminology of bogus and illegal refugees.” The Catalyst, Citizens for Public Justice Publication

“Anne Mahon faithfully captures refugees’ voices with raw authenticity, imprinting their lives onto our collective memory. Their stories of love, loss, war, and grace capture the dogged human drive to metabolize pain into power for good.” – Lisa Shannon, author of A Thousand Sisters and founder of Run for Congolese Women

Anne Mahon

Anne Mahon

Anne Mahon is interested in people, their stories and making meaningful connections. She is chancellor of the University of Manitoba, and a committed life-long volunteer. Her three books all focus on marginalized communities where biases are being broken. The books are philanthropic endeavours with all author proceeds donated to an organization that supports the community each book represents. Her first book The Lucky Ones won the On the Same Page Manitoba Library Award. Anne was nominated for the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. She had the honour of interviewing Michelle Obama in 2019. Anne lives in Winnipeg with her husband. Together they have three adult children.

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Weight 0.374 kg
Dimensions 18 × 18 × 1.5 cm

Epub, Mobi, Paperback