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The Dirty South

(2008)
A novel by

 
 
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 shotta - 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 shottaz, 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 refuses to shy away from asking the difficult questions.

Genre: Urban Fiction

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March 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dirty South
Author(s): Alex Wheatle
ISBN: 1-84668-657-1 / 978-1-84668-657-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dirty South
Author(s): Alex Wheatle
ISBN: 1-85242-985-2 / 978-1-85242-985-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dirty South
Author(s): Alex Wheatle
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA