Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, and raised in Philadelphia, he is the son of scholar Molefi Kete Asante and choreographer Kariamu Welsh. Growing up he struggled with the disintegration of his family, the incarceration of his brother, and the city’s urban decay. After being expelled from multiple schools, he discovered his talent for writing at 16 and decided to pursue it as a career.
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