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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. An anonymous white sociologist conducts a series of weekly interviews with Africa Ali, in which the d black man discusses his adventures.
Goldblatt’s first novel, Africa Speaks, was published by Permanent Press in 2002
Goldblatt engaging audience at New York book signing. Goldblatt’s first novel, Africa Speaks, was published by Permanent Press in 2002. It a satire of black urban culture told in the voice of a young black man named Africa Ali. In her blurb for Africa Speaks, Michelle Malkin stated, "With an uncanny knack for the hip-hop idiom, stiletto-sharp satire, unusual sensitivity, and unparalleled courage in tackling racial taboos, Mark Goldblatt has created a masterpiece.
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I found this book compelling and convincing. Its stark portrayal of the logical consequences of the rap ethos, its bleak humor, and its engaging characters take this beyond the question of idiom or stereotype
Africa Ali, known to his high-school teacher dad as Kevin, is a. .
Africa Ali, known to his high-school teacher dad as Kevin, is a bright guy and small-time dealer, 23, full of himself, black pride, and the dawgs in the 149th Street Crew he calls his family. As the series of interviews proceeds, Africa occasionally delegates others from his crew to speak for him: Keisha tells about how Africa saved her from having zero self-esteem after she tried to help a girlfriend whose child was murdered by its father; intellectual Jerome delivers the Black Power message but also spills the beans about what happened to Dexter; Fast Eddy reports.
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Next book . Africa Speaks. 2002) A novel by Mark Goldblatt. Africa Ali, a twenty-three year old black man, is determined to "get the truth out" through a series of weekly interviews with an anonymous white sociologist. His tape-recorded monologues recount the adventures of the 149th Street Crew, a group of friends clinging to the vestiges of their youthful alliances and confronting the awful uncertainties of their futures.
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Inspired by Mark Goldblatt's own childhood growing up in 1960s Queens, Twerp shines with humor and heart. This remarkably powerful story will have readers laughing and crying right along with these flawed but unforgettable characters. Lockett has been paroled after serving only twelve years.
Mark Goldblatt is the author of the book Right Tool for the Job: A Memoir of Manly Concerns
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