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Paperback:The dirty south / Alex Wheatle.:2008 Paperback The dirty south / Alex Wheatle.
The dirty south / Alex Wheatle.
Author: Wheatle, Alex, 1963-
Publication year: 2008
Format: Paperback
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781852429850 (pbk.) :
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'The Dirty South' is a fast, compelling novel that offers no easy answers. Alex Wheatle is also the author of 'East of Acre Lane'. It's a generation on from Wheatle's East of Acre Lane, and the soundtrack has changed from reggae to hip hop, but the career options open to young black males are still brutally limited. Set in Brixton, 20 years after the race riots, The Dirty South follows the adventures of Bricky teenager Dennis Huggins as he drifts into the easy, dangerous life of the shotter - or drug dealer - and discovers that hard as the struggle for respect on the streets is, the struggle for love is harder still. At least Dennis has involved parents looking out for him; too many of his friends have no guidance other than that offered by their fellow shotters, or the dubiously motivated black Muslims. Wheatle brilliantly evokes the temptations of the thug life for young black men growing up in London's Dirty South - a fast, compelling novel that offers no easy answers, but refuse
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