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 drugs in Detroit. It’s time to get them out, even if it means upping the ante and making a deal with the men in blue. Once the plan is in place, nobody’s safe, everybody’s a target, and the streets are about to flood with blood.
“He lived by the code of the streets and his books vividly recreated the street jungle and its predators.” —New Jersey Voice
“The voice of the ghetto itself.” —The Village Voice
Donald Goines was born in Detroit, Michigan. He joined the U.S. Air Force instead of going into his family’s dry cleaning business. Following his service, he entered into a life of drug addiction and crime. He received seven prison sentences, serving a total of over six years. While he was in prison, Goines wrote his first two novels, Dopefiend: The Story of a Black Junkie and Whoreson: The Story of a Ghetto Pimp. Goines was shot to death in 1974.