Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning, internationally celebrated black writer and radio journalist who has authored six books and hundreds of articles. He is an organizer for prison lawyers movement and a former member of the Black Panther Party. He was a resident of the Pennsylvania’s death row for twenty-nine years and is now currently incarcerated at SCI Mahjoney. He has published many books and essays written from his solitary confinement cell: Death Row, Death Blossoms: Reflections From a Prisoner of Conscience, All Things Censored, Faith of Our Fathers: An Examination of the Spiritual Life of African and African-American People, We Want Freedom: A Life in the Black Panther Party, Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v. the U.S.A, and the Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America. As a child he loved sci-fi from Asimov, Herbert, Butler, and Bisson.