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 highly recommend to readers who want a taste of the urban jungle I expected a distinctly African American male voice and was surprised when I heard her read the book — but she had exactly the tone that this audio book needed. I felt so closely connected to the characters. List next 15 years from Goines spent pimping, robbing, stealing, bootlegging, and running numbers, or doing time.

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User Review – Flag as inappropriate I read this book when I was 14 years old forty years ago. When he did escape, he shot the two men and one shot him, leading to his death in the arms of Sandra. Later on in the story hirl falls in love with Chink who is a friend at school who is also poor, and they sell drugs together.


Dec 03, Leah rated it really liked it Shelves: Her mom is a drunk. I loved Sandra’s survival instinct, drive and heart. But her newfound love for a boy who giel in the same situation as her, seemed to have not shaken her.

I haven’t read a book in a day in years. The story, set in Los Angeles, was about smack, money, and murder.

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Although it’s a street tale, there’s not a whole lot of unnecessary violence,cursing, and slang in an effort to make it seem more credible. Sandra witnessed an unexpected incident which ultima I’ve had this book for quite awhile and now that I’ve read it, I can’t believe that I was missing out on such a good read.

The choice of Bahni Turpin as narrator was inspired. A few years later, serving a different sentence at a different prison, he was introduced to the work of Iceberg Slim Robert Beck. Neither has to steal any longer to provide themselves with clothes or food, and the two find solace in each other and move in together. It’s just a well-written, but typical tale of life on the mean streets. And that’s what’s so fascinating — this man on the inside pulling all the stitches out so we can see how it all came together.


I would recommend the book. 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.

Goines was shot to death in And again I felt all the same emotions I felt the same time around I read this book in one day — and I worked and had an evening activity! Retrieved May 14, Not sure if there’s any more to Sandra’s story but I’d read it if it’s out there. The first film version of Goines’s books, Crime Partnerswas directed by J.

Wish there was a sequel so I could see what happened after the end of the book. Im not the biggest donald goines fan. Account Options Sign in.

Clark] Kenyatta’s Escape [as Al C. Jul 02, Jaree Francis rated it it was amazing. One of the best books I’ve ever read.

Gripping tale of neglected young girl struggling to survive. About how a child born into an unthinkable life with a drunken mother, copes and survives.