JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Ms. Pantha Jones, author of Respect My Gantsta Fully Loaded
(TaKeOver Publishing, LLC)
For Sorrow Sanaeâ€™ Hunter (affectionately known as Panther) life has designated struggle and death as her permanent shadows. The product of her motherâ€™s infidelity, the stage is set from birth for the abuse and neglect Sorrow will have to endure.
If not for the love of her two brothers ,she would surely perish in the bowels of the streets. And when the circumstances of their motherâ€™s reckless doped-up behavior led the brothers to drugs and murder, Sorrow (unknowingly to them) becomes their willing protÃ©gÃ©.
They taught her how to hustle, protect herself, and most importantly, to make the world respect her gangsta.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Respect My Gangsta Fully Loaded?
Ms. Pantha Jones: I wanted to tell a story about how someoneâ€™s childhood can affect how they love, how they deal with others, what paths they will choose to take in life and how they see themselves. I wanted to show how their childhood affects how much respect they will demand from people and how much they respect themselves.
In this day and age, a lot of young women donâ€™t have that self-respect nor do they demand it. Respect My Gangsta is also about a Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Ms. Pantha Jones, author of Respect My Gangsta Fully Loaded