JoeyPinkney.com Book Review
Crying for Tears: The Sasha Pierce Story
by Saleem Little
3 of 5 Stars
Harrisburg, PA. Oslo, Norway. Gauteg, South Africa.
Question: What do they have in common? Answer: Saleem Little’s novel Crying for Tears: The Sasha Pierce Story. Little effortlessly brings the global human trafficking problem to the consciousness of Urban Lit readers.
The reality of HIV, cocaine and heroin addiction, violence and poverty is strewn throughout this novel. Crying for Tears is a very insightful read, not because of the elements it contains, but for the connections that are made. Little shows the collateral damage that flows through the families of inner-cities ravaged by the crack epidemic. This book captures the overlap that happens when a son could very well find himself supplying his aunt or uncle’s drug habit. Continue reading JoeyPinkney.com Book Review of Crying for Tears by Saleem Little
JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Kendall Banks, author of Welfare Grind
(Life Changing Books (LCB))
My book is about a cold-hearted woman named Keema who takes the world by storm as she navigates her way through every trick and scam she can pull off.
With four kids in tow, living off the welfare system has become her life – along with the extra cash, sex and violence her gangsta boyfriend Dupree brings her way.
Soon, chaos erupts, causing Keema’s secret past to become a problem. When the chips fall, they fall hard, leaving Keema willing to do whatever it takes to keep money in her pocket. She’s willing to go that extra mile – even if it means selling her kids or setting up her man.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Welfare Grind?
Kendall Banks: I grew up in the hood and welfare fraud was incredibly big where I’m from. Everyone from the hustlers to the hustlers’ wives were on Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Kendall Banks, author of Welfare Grind