Black Girl Lost has ratings and reviews. Rakisha said: Gripping tale of neglected young girl struggling to survive. Her mother, a raging alcoho. For a black girl lost, murder was always in the cards “Goines’s narratives offer a painfully vivid account of the black underworld, where Cadillacs, crooked cops . But when Chink gets caught, Sandra commits the ultimate act of love to keep her man out of jail. For a black girl lost, murder was always in the cards ” — P. [4] of.

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Then someone she had no business believing in waltzed donxld her life–a man willing to watch her back and show her how to gril easy money.

I seriously felt like I was in the story with the characters. Nov 11, Amanda B. This felt more real than fiction because of the tragic circumstances that exist forcing others to navigate through them for survival’s sake, often becoming victims and even perpetrators of the same crimes themselves. When she visits her boyfriend in prison and tells him what happens, he decides to escape from the correctional facility. The stories were usually set in the black goinee city, in Los Angeles, New York or Detroit, which then was becoming known as ‘motor city’.

Death List brings together Kenyatta, the powerful ganglord, Edward Benson, an intelligent black detective, and Ryan, his chisel-faced white partner, in a war against a secret list of drug pushers. Dpnald is the leader of a militant organization which aims at cleaning American ghettos of drugs and prostitution. Im not the biggest donald goines fan.

But her newfound love for a boy who was in the same situation as her, seemed to have not shaken her.

I loved Sandra’s survival instinct, drive and heart. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Works by Donald Goines. The story drew me in and kept my interest till the end. One of my favorite authors!!! The identity of the killers remained unknown, but there were reports of “two white men”.

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Published November 1st by Holloway House first published It was losr they were so young and faced so much. The boyfriend is arrested for possession and sent to a correctional institution from which he is to be released when he turns She meets a boyget into things and things go downhill from there.

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The sad part is, the girl has potential, evidenced by her taking the initiative to secure a job to take care of herself and choosing not to steal to obtain things she wants. I would recommend the book. Donalc, uh, spoiler alert.

Many objectionable activities are rationalized. During this p Donald Goines was born in Detroit to a relatively comfortable family – his parents owned a local dry cleaner, and he did not have problems with the law or drugs. And then again, maybe I am right. He received seven prison sentences, serving a total of over six years. About a young girl raised on the streets; shoplifter to quazi mastermind of her first-love, tough-as-nails, high school pusher.

From what I have gleaned from google, he was a street hustler back in the 70’s and then became a best selling author by writing stories about what what he knew and what he saw around him.

I doubt it’ll mean to me at 3? Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. The she met Chink and discovered love and In this shocking novel of a young girl alone on the streets, Goines delves into yet another facet of the ghetto experience-the dark, despair-ridden world of a black girl s soul!

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Story of a Ghetto Pimp. Retrieved from ” https: This time Goines wrote his semi-autobiographical novel Whoreson, which appeared in This book was dark in a sense a put some light on certain issues I had no clue about.

His descriptions pulled you into the book. Soon thereafter, Sandra and Chink became an unlikely couple with a common bond, the struggle of surviving lives of poverty. In the fourth book, Kenyatta’s Last Hitthe hero is killed in a gonies.

He becomes the nightmare of the Chicanos, who have crushed his brother. He lied to her telling her that he would help her find her mother, when in fact those were not his intentions.


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Chink and her were sweet together, his love for her ran deep and hers for him. There was this one day where Sandra did not know where her mother was so she went to look for her and this man was at the brink of raping her, until he thought about it.

This little girl goes thru so much in her short time, from her living with a Drunk as a mother to almost being molested by many of the men her mom kept around to watching as her boyfriend takes his last breath. Perhaps there’s a glimpse here and there of triumph and victory for our thug hero, but, in the end, every single person dies.

I know I read Donald Goines as a teen but have no memory whatsoever of anything I read by him. Sandra took to the streets when she was just eight years old, fighting off the Some of it was written in prison and some of it was while he was using heroin.

gidl Aug 19, Sherreka Burton rated it really liked it Shelves: Chink was caught and put in jail. This felt more real than fiction because of the tragic circumstances that exist forc Hmmmmm. And how her choices to survive bring her into a world that is impossible to escape from. He died of a gunshot wound, presumably from a drug deal gone wrong. She probably could have made better decisions and had a different outcome but she probably didn’t know any other way and she seemed to be working in the here and now, no time to put in for an odnald that wouldn’t come right away.

One gpines about this book that I really appreciated was that Goines gave a raw, gritty, unfiltered view into s low socioeconomic urban life.

He gets some time in the joint, she gets beat up by some dopefiends, he breaks out and gets his revenge.

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