What Books Did Donald Goines Write?


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Donald Goines was an American writer who produced a total of sixteen books in five years, from 1971 to 1975, including "Dopefiend: The Story of a Black Junkie," "Black Girl Lost" and the "Kenyatta" series. Two of Goines' works, "Crime Partners" and "Never Die Alone," have been adapted into motion pictures.

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Goines' fiction focuses mainly on denizens of the African-American ghetto, and his characters were often criminals and drug addicts. Goines wrote his first two books while he was incarcerated. His works also include "Whoreson: The Story of a Ghetto Pimp," "Black Gangster," "Street Player," "White Man's Justice, Black Man's Grief," "Daddy Cool," "Eldorado Red," "Never Die Alone," "Swamp Man" and "Inner City Hoodlum."

The "Kenyatta" series, which Goines wrote under the pen name Al C. Clark, includes "Crime Partners," "Cry Revenge!," "Death List," "Kenyatta's Escape" and "Kenyatta's Last Hit."

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