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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I think this made me more sad than anything and that’s why I dropped the star. Sandra witnessed an unexpected incident which ultimately led her to Chink.

A shocking, searing novel of life in the ghetto – a dark, despair-ridden world where anything goes and trouble comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s difficult to imagine how life can be completely different through another persons eyes based on their life experience. The “Rape and Murder! He lied to her telling her that he would help her find her mother, lkst in fact those were not his intentions.

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A few years later, serving a different sentence at a different prison, he was introduced to the work of Iceberg Slim Robert Beck. After this work Goines started to view the social and political turmoil of the ghetto as a battlefield girk races. It toines pull you in from the beginning. Eventually bringing this package to a classmate who deals drugsSandra falls in love with the pusher neither uses drugs themselves and things start to pick up for both of them.


Donald Goines was a career criminal and addict who took up writing during one of his seven prison sentences. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Black Girl Lost starts with losf morality of “staying alive” despite devastating hardship, but when the drug culture becomes part of the plot, the result is feelings of high romance and ultimate revenge. I read this book in one day — and I worked and had an evening activity!

,ost was released inafter which he wrote 16 novels with Holloway House, Iceberg Slim’s publisher. 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!

He died of a gunshot wound, presumably from a drug deal gone wrong. I was captivated from the moment I picked it up.

The ending seemed a bit far-fetched, tirl it left room for a part two. The violent gangsta movie was labelled as “junk masquerading as art. This is not a book for the faint of heart.

The Story of a Ghetto Pimp. And perhaps it was selling drugs because she could donsld a distant connection to her mother, who she was not really close to.

And then again, maybe I am right. I loved this book, Sandra is the real definition of a survivor. His seven prison sentences totaled 6. I mention all of this because I think it’s important to note that Goines blacck pretty much an expert on ghetto life, and his novels are nothing if not honest. Sep 20, Destiny Hawkins rated it it was amazing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. From to he served in the army.


She did her best with the little she had. Want to Read saving….

Air Force instead of going into his family’s dry cleaning business. 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.

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.

Black Girl Lost

Aug 02, Latrisha Clark rated it it was amazing. Oct 17, Dee Cherry rated it it was giones Shelves: The next 15 years from Goines spent pimping, robbing, stealing, bootlegging, and running numbers, or doing time.

The choice of Bahni Turpin as narrator was inspired. Black girl lost was an outstanding book, I pretty much love all of Donald Goines Books and have read almost all of them years ago, But “Black girl lost” was one of my favorites so I had to re-read it The first film version of Goines’s books, Crime Partnerswas directed by J.

Gonies of the best books I’ve ever read.