Posts Tagged ‘Old School’
 
 
 
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CRIME PARTNERS by Donald Goines

Goines’ powerful first novel lays bare the bloody, brutal world of crime in the black ghetto, where, as Goines put it, “kindness was the sweetest con of all.” Here is the gutsy and often shocking world of Billy and Jackie, pris...
 
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CRY REVENGE by Donald Goines

Young Curtis Carson doesn’t mean to rip off the Chicanos in his backyard crap games. He just rolls the dice better. But the Chicanos don’t see it that way, and when one of their brothers is brutally slaughtered in a barroom sho...
 
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DEATH LIST by Donald Goines

Donald Goines continues the gripping, gritty story of crime in the black ghetto begun in Crime Partners. They’re all back for blood: Kenyatta, the ganglord with an army of brothers to deal deadly with the crooked cops and dope ...

 
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KENYATTA’S LAST HIT by Donald Goines

Kenyatta, the living black legend, concentrates his army’s ruthless forces to rid the black community of rampant drug traffic. With the help of Elliot Stone, a black football star and latest recruit to the army, Kenyatta discov...
 
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LETTERS FROM A LITTLE GIRL ADDICT by Rae Shawn Stewart

Letters from a Little Girl Addict is Rae’s own story of a childhood without love or guidance, and a junkie father who led her to drugs, the streets, and jail at the age of twelve. She tells her story in the form of letters to a...

 
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LOST ANGELES by Odie Hawkins

In the post-Watts Rebellion 1970s, Chester L. Simmons takes up the study of Korean martial arts – hapkido and tae kwan do – and finds it easier to understand than the Korean-American shopkeepers catering to African Americans in...
 
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MIDNIGHT by Odie Hawkins

Midnight is one of Odie Hawkins’ finest and most sensitive works, a view inside the soul of a black man of the LA streets, a former gang leader, influenced by a man he meets in prison to search for his true identity outside the...

 
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DOOM FOX by Iceberg Slim

Propelled by the story of Joe “Kong” Allen and his gorgeous, treacherous wife, Doom Fox is the last in Iceberg Slim’s legendary series of underground novels. Written in 1978 and unpublished until now, Doom Fox is a tale of the ...