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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Goines attended Catholic elementary school and was expected to go into his family’s laundry business. A you will not put down story. One thing about this book that I really appreciated was that Goines gave a raw, gritty, unfiltered view into s low socioeconomic urban life.

Hoping to get rid of surroundings – he was back on smack – he moved with his hirl to the Los Angeles ghetto of Watts.

I loved Sandra’s glines instinct, drive and heart. Black Girl Lost is an urban fiction novel by Donald Goines that was published in But I plan to read other work by Mr.

Refresh and try again. She slowly strays from a path of potential and possibilities to one with rape and murder This felt more real than fiction because of the tragic circumstances that exist forc Hmmmmm. Goines did such a notable job portraying life on the streets for young black girls.

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What a sad and tragic 70s ghetto love story!

Aug 02, Latrisha Clark rated it it was amazing. The violent gangsta movie was labelled as “junk masquerading as art.

Black Girl Lost

Sandra was a young girl who had a hard life, and did what she did to make ends meet. Lists with This Book. However, this one stood out. This is not a book for the faint of heart.

Goines was truly a dknald writer and storyteller that was taken from this world way too soon. It pushed me through the pages and kept me wanting more until the ending. A few years later, serving a different sentence at a different prison, he was introduced to the work of Iceberg Slim Robert Beck.

I’m torn between 3 and 4 stars. Her a raging alcoholic, basically leaves Sandra to the streets to raise herself. Gritty, raw, and real.

Chink was caught and put in jail. No eBook available Amazon.

Her mother is a dope fiend and goes off to get her fix sometimes without telling Sandra. Following his service, he entered into a life of drug addiction and crime.

After two years, he decided to return to Detroit. So you know this lost black girl will have a bad end before you ever crack the spine. And again I felt all the same emotions I felt the same time around Straight to the point, but at the same time thought provoking.


Black Girl Lost by Donald Goines

I appreciated the multiple point of views from the different characters. This is a blzck that deals with such extreme poverty that an 8 year old doesn’t eat for 5 days, and how the sale of drugs is connected to violent crime. Tells the raw tale of Sandra, a young girl alone on the streets of Los Angeles.

Never Die Aloneabout the life of a drug dealer, was filmed by Ernest R.

In a review fromPablo Tanguay writes that the novel starts nuanced, but “becomes relentless, a series of horrors, each horror possibly worse than the horror preceding. His pace was furious, sometimes he produced a book in a month. My heart went out to Sandra from the very beginning as gilr was often left alone by her drunken mother to fend for herself.

After this work Goines started to view the social and political turmoil of the ghetto as a back between races. Im not the biggest donald goines fan.

It was a pretty fast book. Bravo to a book well written and to Donald Goines a great Author. Jul 30, Mely rated it it was amazing.