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  • Bibliography:
    17 Books - 1 Series
  • First Book:
    January 1971
  • Latest Book:
    November 2007
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Full Series List in Order

Kenyatta

1 - Crime Partners (1974)
2 - Cry Revenge (1974)
3 - Death List (1974)
4 - Kenyatta's Escape (1974)
5 - Kenyatta's Last Hit (Jun-1975)

Book List in Order: 17 titles


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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...



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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...



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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...



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    "In this shocking novel of a young girl alone on the streets, godfather of urban lit Donald Goines delves into yet another facet of the ghetto experience—the dark, despair-ridden world of a black girl’s soul! Sandra took to the streets wh...



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    In this, his fourth novel, Goines tests the tensile strength of a ghetto spawn who clawed his way to the top and fights like hell to stay there. He's known as "Earl the Black Pearl," and he's left the homeboys behind—way behind. He's cool, sharp as...



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    Goines' classic novel of prison life, it has been called "one of the most revealing books ever written about prison life and bigotry built into our system." This is the story of Chester Hines, who thought he was the baddest man to come down the stree...



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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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    Goines, a career criminal and addict who took up writing during one of his seven prison sentences, has never been more hard-boiled that he is in this almost Shakespearean revenge fantasy about a hit man whose icy heart melts when his beloved daughter...



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    """The voice of the ghetto itself."" —The Village Voice A fistful of revenge, street-style, from Donald Goines, the godfather of urban lit. . . Eldorado Red has it all—new cars, women, and plenty of money. But when you''re the top dog, th...






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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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    King David never let anything stand in his way, as he clawed his way out of the mean streets. If it took busting an old lady’s head open with a Coke bottle for her last dollar, so be it. Mixing battery acid with cocaine to gain revenge was acce...



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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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    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 gusty and often shocking world of Billy and Jackie, prison buddies on the stree...



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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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    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...



  •  “The voice of the ghetto itself.” —The Village Voice The godfather of urban lit is back with the graphic, thrilling conclusion to Kenyatta’s quest to reclaim his streets… For Kenyatta, the living urban legend, the...



  • 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 ...


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Donald Goines has published 17 books.

Donald Goines does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, The Last Black Activist, was published in November 2007.

The first book by Donald Goines, Dopefiend, was published in January 1971.

Yes. Donald Goines has 1 series.