Donald Goines

Donald Goines

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Donald Goines (pseudonym: Al C. Clark) (December 15, 1936 - October 21, 1974) was an African American writer of urban fiction. His novels were deeply influenced by the work of Iceberg Slim. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 15, 1936, to a middle-class black family. He was addicted to heroin at various points in his life. Goines accomplished an amazing feat by writing 16 books in five years. He began his writing career while serving time at Michigan's Jackson Penitentiary, where he was influenced by the work of Iceberg Slim. In his vivid depictions of ghetto and prison life, Goines employed both standard English and dialectal forms to great effect. Some of Goines's novels have become films, such as Never Die Alone, which starred DMX, and Crime Partners, which starred Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, and Ja Rule. A minor independent movie made of his life was released in 2003.
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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134918261
  • 9786134918268

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