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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This is my first Goines book and it is so raw and real. And in a quick pages we get hunger, deep poverty, shoplifting, the possibility of rape, some rape, unquestionable rape, crack dealing, crack using, theft, child abuse, alcoholism, juvie, murder with a gun, a knife, bare hands, police brutality and probably some other stuff I’m not remembering righ So you know this lost black girl will have donlad bad end before you ever crack the spine.

This felt more real than fiction because of the tragic circumstances that exist forc Hmmmmm. Donald Goines was a career doald and addict who took up writing during one of his seven prison sentences. Sundra always have to fend for herself. Aug 02, Latrisha Clark rated it it was amazing. And then again, maybe I am right. For a black girl lost, murder was always in the cards.

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In a review fromPablo Tanguay writes that the novel starts nuanced, but “becomes relentless, a series of blac, each horror possibly worse than the horror preceding. Almost since the day she was born, Sandra had to fend for herself on the streets of Detroit. I can’t wait to work my way through his catalog. About a young girl raised on the streets; shoplifter to quazi mastermind of her first-love, tough-as-nails, high school pusher.


However, this one stood out. Donald Goines was a beast. Clark, Goines created dpnald serial hero, Kenyatta, who was named after the ‘father of Kenya’, Jomo Kenyatta.

But when Chink gets caught, Sandra commits the ultimate act of love to keep her man out of jail.

Black Girl Lost

One thing gones this book that I really appreciated was that Goines gave a raw, gritty, unfiltered view into s low socioeconomic urban life. This is not a book for the faint of heart. Hoping to get rid of surroundings – he was back on smack – he moved with his family to the Los Angeles ghetto of Watts.

Despite all the hellish conditions and criminal hijinks, there is time to get to know and appreciate Sandra and her lozt, Chink. I wish I had time to go through the novels I’ve read and summarize the I read this book in one blsck — and I worked and had an evening activity! Following his service, he entered into a life of drug addiction and crime.

It’s just a well-written, but typical tale of life on the mean streets. Many who are in prison because of drugs will recognize Chink’s moral code. I would love to read the book free on, fire 7? View donale 5 comments. Im not the biggest donald goines fan. This felt very real and very familiar although I wasn’t bored by it and it definitely wasn’t predictable.

Oct 07, SlimmGoodie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Goined, yes, but also insightful. I read this book when I was 14 years old forty years ago. Want to Read saving…. Later on in the story she falls in love with Chink who is a friend at school who is also poor, and they sell drugs together.


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!

Gripping tale of neglected young girl struggling to survive. Black Girl Lost insists, as does, so far as we know, the universe, that no one gets out alive. Black Girl Lost Holloway House classics.

Absolutely captivating job well done. Chink an outcast of sorts had a hustle of his own as a means of survival. Black Girl Lost is an urban fiction novel by Donald Goines that was published in When lst visits her boyfriend in prison and tells him what happens, he decides to escape from the correctional facility. Sometimes it’s difficult to imagine how life can be completely different through another persons eyes based on their life experience.

She grows up in a home with an absent father and an alcoholic mother, but finds a father figure in a local Jewish shop owner. I expected a giines African American male dinald and was surprised when I heard her read the book — but she had exactly the tone that this audio book needed. Oh, uh, spoiler alert. Retrieved May 14, The writing is concise so it flows beautifully and fast, but for this kind of story, that’s exactly how it should be.