Tales from Da Hood (Paperback)

By Nikki Turner

One World, 9780345484017, 282pp.

Publication Date: January 31, 2006

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Description

These stories are not fables or fairy tales. They are severe chronicles of gangstas, written by men and women who have starved and bled and survived by the code of the streets.
Essence magazine's #1 bestselling author Nikki Turner has earned her rep as "the Princess of Hip-Hop" with gritty urban novels like A Hustler's Wife and The Glamorous Life. Now she lends her considerable street cred to this anthology, the first of its kind-an explosive collection featuring edgy new writers Turner handpicked for their ability to evoke the street, and the people who live by its rules, in hot, hyperrealistic stories.
Turner scoured the ghetto, the prisons, and every crack and crevice around the country to bring you these impressive new fresh-from-the-street voices. Never one to disappoint her fans, Turner even throws in a raw gangsta tale of her own. From a buppie who risks her entire well-groomed world when she's suddenly turned on by a thug ("Gotta Have a Ruffneck"), to a lesbian pimp who gets what she deserves from the women she's turning out ("Big Daddy"), these stories will shock, entertain, and make you fly through the pages.


About the Author

Nikki Turner, Queen of Hip-Hop Lit, is the bestselling author of Heartbreak of a Hustler's Wife, Natural Born Hustler, Relapse, Ghetto Superstar, Black Widow, Forever a Hustler's Wife, Riding Dirty on I-95, The Glamorous Life, A Project Chick, and A Hustler's Wife, and editor of and a contributing author to her Street Chronicles series. She is also editor of the Nikki Turner Presents line and has collaborated with hip-hop heavyweights such as 50 Cent, Dana Dane, and Styles P.


Praise For Tales from Da Hood

“Nikki Turner has put together one helluva team for this one. Street Chronicles is a joint you need to cop!”
–Thomas Long, author of Cash Rules

“Street Chronicles is a walk through any hood U.S.A.”
–K’wan, national bestselling author of Gangsta, Street Dreams, and Hoodlum

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