Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781936399437
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 337

While Liberty lies on her deathbed, A'shai recalls their violent past together, which includes a Mexican drug cartel, child brothels, and the Los Angeles underworld.

Publisher : Australian Self Publishing Group
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781922618351
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 296

Visitors may find the Handy Guide to Manderville useful, but it offers no help to residents lost in a deadly maze of no-longer familiar streets, among newly sinister public places. Its pages extol the virtues of significant buildings, fine parks, and especially, the town’s upstanding citizens.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781936399093
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 245

In the final installment of the Murderville series, the characters learn that sometimes you have to give up pride and glory if you are ever going to survive life on the streets. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher : Princeton University Press
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780691206493
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 288

How poor urban youth in Chicago use social media to profit from portrayals of gang violence, and the questions this raises about poverty, opportunities, and public voyeurism Amid increasing hardship and limited employment options, poor urban youth are developing creative online strategies to make ends meet. Using such social media platforms as YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram, they’re capitalizing on the public’s fascination with the ghetto and gang violence. But with what consequences? Ballad of the Bullet follows the Corner Boys, a group of thirty or so young men on Chicago’s South Side who have hitched their dreams of success to the creation of “drill music” (slang for “shooting music”). Drillers disseminate this competitive genre of hyperviolent, hyperlocal, DIY-style gangsta rap digitally, hoping to amass millions of clicks, views, and followers—and a ticket out of poverty. But in this perverse system of benefits, where online popularity can convert into offline rewards, the risks can be too great. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and countless interviews compiled from daily, close interactions with the Corner Boys, as well as time spent with their families, friends, music producers, and followers, Forrest Stuart looks at the lives and motivations of these young men. Stuart examines why drillers choose to embrace rather than distance themselves from negative stereotypes, using the web to assert their supposed superior criminality over rival gangs. While these virtual displays of ghetto authenticity—the saturation of social media with images of guns, drugs, and urban warfare—can lead to online notoriety and actual resources, including cash, housing, guns, sex, and, for a select few, upward mobility, drillers frequently end up behind bars, seriously injured, or dead. Raising questions about online celebrity, public voyeurism, and the commodification of the ghetto, Ballad of the Bullet offers a singular look at what happens when the digital economy and urban poverty collide.

Publisher : Springer Nature
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9789811914263
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 283

Feminist Literary and Cultural Criticism explores inter-disciplinary connections across Cultural Anthropology, Geography, Psychology, and feminist literary criticism to develop a theoretical framework for spatial criticism. Using the spatial gynocritics framework developed in the book, it analyzes selected texts from five different genres–short-story, novel, film, cartoons, and OTT series, created by women. The creators discussed in the book constitute a transnational collectivity of women that shares common concerns about gender, environment, technology, and social hierarchies. They comprise a geographically and linguistically diverse group from India, Uruguay, Spain, Argentina, and the USA. The book offers immense potential for a comparative study on numerous aspects, among which the present work concentrates on the treatment of Space, demonstrating that spatial logic and grammar are essential elements of the feminist praxis. The book reveals the unexamined potential in the women creators’ praxis of destabilizing, decentring, and destroying the ascribed centres around which social arrangements are structured. Moreover, the book offers valuable analytic tools that add to scholarship in literary theory, comparative cultural studies, comparative literature, gender studies, feminist criticism, and interdisciplinary humanities. It is an indispensable aid to students and faculty in these areas of study, enabling them to critique texts from a fresh perspective.

Publisher : Trafford Publishing
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9781412052702
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 348

Flagship poetry anthology defining and presenting the underground Babarian genre and social movement in America.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9781612439204
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 172

The Ultimate Collection of Serial Killer Trivia for True Crime FanaticsThis bloody and completely true trivia collection will horrify and intrigue readers, with answers to questions like “What was John Wayne Gacy’s last meal?”, “Which serial killer was captured because of a bloody footprint left on his victim?", “Who was the FBI agent credited with coining the term 'serial killer'?” and “How was one mass murderer able to get away with selling his victim’s skeletons to medical students?”Perfect for any murderino, true crime junkie or connoisseur of macabre tales, this fact-packed book quizzes readers on their true crime knowledge and offers fascinating stories of well-known murderers as well as lesser-known, but just as nefarious, killers. You’ll be surprised at how many fascinating tidbits you’ll learn about the world’s most cold-blooded and dangerous people.

Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9781257480524
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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A compilation of poetic works that expresses the human condition threw the parallels of music and love. This piece aims to explore, uncover, and reveal the harmonies that exists between rhythmic sounds and the most powerful emotions: Love

Publisher : Urban Books
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781599832319
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 240

Robyn and Aries are "The Murder Mamas," contract killers taking no prisoners in Los Angeles. It doesn't take them long to link up with Hollywood's biggest drug kingpin, who hires them to take out a snitch and a judge. But the plans backfire and they only complete half the job. Robyn gets caught and put on Death Row, and Aries goes on the run. She winds up in the Islands, where she takes up a new life as a mother and wife, and tries to forget who she once was. But unfinished business has a way of coming back to haunt you; and when it's the killing kind, there's a huge price to pay. Now Aries has to put it all on the line as she sets out to finish what the Murder Mamas started, leaving her family and her sanity and her soul behind. . ..

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781514480014
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 170

Mikeela is the successful lawyer with the world at her feet, yet she lacks excitement and feels that something is missing in her life. Cocoa, the stripper, is trying to get on the come up and move out the projects. Black, the undercover cop, is striving to get to the next level in her career with a desire to put the local drug kingpin behind bars for personal and professional reasons. Three sisters with mommy issues and dreams of making the memories of the hood a thing of the past. Only time will tell if loyalty lies with blood or if the sisterhood bond will crumble in the midst of betrayal.