Book List:20 titles
  • As a teenager, Foxx made the tragic mistake of experimenting with drugs. By the time Foxx became an adult, he was consumed with a habit and greed. Unfortunately, his inability to make the right decisions allowed his friends in the underworld to lead ...



    • 1975
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    Johnny Washington, a black teenager in Los Angeles, knows the freight yard like the back of his hand. He and his pals, Josh and Buddy, hit them often, stealing for a fence. They have to. They're the soul support of their families. But when Josh is ki...



    • 1974
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    Goines' powerful first novel lays bare the bloody, brutal world of crime in the black ghetto. Here is the gutsy and often shocking world of Billy and Jackie, prison buddies on the streets and hot on the trigger....


    • 1974
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    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 shootout because of Cu...


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    The unquestioned originator of urban lit, Donald Goines ups the reality factor with one of his most enduring characters… Kenyatta has it good. He’s got the ladies, the clubs, the guns. The only problem is the shady dealers who are running the dru...


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    • 1974
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    Kenyatta had two ambitions: cleaning the ghetto of all drug traffic and gunning down all the racist white cops! But a black and white detective team, Benson and Ryan, is on his tail and has discovered the location of his army's camp. Armed with tanks...


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    George Jackson was a "Swamp Man," born and bred in the dark watery woods of Mississippi. He was a gentle young man who turned as deadly as a water moccasin after he saw what the four hill boys did to his sister. They caught her soon after she got off...



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    • 1973
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    Clawing his way to the top, pimp Earl the Black Pearl believes he is untouchable, but when someone puts a hit on his friends, he has to fight back to save his own life. In this, his fourth novel, Donald Goines tests the tensile strength of a ghetto s...



    • 1972
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    This is the story of the shocking underworld of black organised crime and the fledgling black 'godfather' who goes from teenage ganglord to powerful Detroit mobster. Like the gangsters of the 1920s, Prince begins with bootlegging and branches out int...


    • 1972
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    From one of the most revolutionary writers of the 20th century, the uncensored and gritty novel that inspired today’s street lit and hip hop culture. “After my ninth birthday I began to really understand the meaning of my name. I began to underst...



    • 1971
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    The true black voice of his generation, Donald Goines wrote novels that nailed the harsh realities of the urban experience deep into the psyche of today’s hip hop culture, influencing major artists from Jay-Z and 50 Cent to Nas and Ghostface Killah...