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Detroit has seeped deeped into the consciousness of author Shomari. He is a true blue citizen of a city that, due to extreme retrenchments in the auto industry, has suffered an equal reduction of its national image. But here in this ironically titled memoir (Detroit R.I.P., survivin the ‘D’), Shomari shows that behind the ‘graveyard gates,’ the abandoned company tract housing, is a city that nurtures its citizens into moral, happy beings. Once America’s Motor City, it retains its many unique characteristics, and  Shomari’s  double  entendre subtitle says that he is survivin the ‘D’, Detroit’s violence!, it’s corruption! and it’s economics.