The Last to Finish

The Black Boy Experience of Overcoming Adversity

ISBN: 978-1-7923-6137-1
By: Ali, Martin


This book is a memoir that's transparent and relatable. I go in-depth about my trouble in the city of St. Louis and dealing with how I had to find my own way to navigate from it. I spent years dealing with self-doubt and having imposter syndrome. After beating the odds, I also discuss my time in the military and being Court Martial. The book speaks about my traumatic experiences of how I used education, Islam, & becoming a father to help me find my purpose. This book promotes mental health, literacy, and self-help techniques to empower and motivate youth to believe in themselves and to dream big.


Martin Ali

Martin Ali is a Sociologist, Leader, and Active Duty Armed Forces, member. He owns and operates the Last Call for Knowledge LLC, which is a company that creates and cultivates leadership and policies to promote social awareness to empower our society. He's a St. Louis native and has a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and he is currently a graduate student pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Policy.