Adventures of Ghetto Sam and the Glory of My Demise

Adventures of Ghetto Sam and the Glory of My Demise

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by Kwame Teague
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780967224923
Publisher:
Woods, Teri Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
627,202
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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Adventures of Ghetto Sam and the Glory of My Demise 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
ms.couture More than 1 year ago
this was a wonderful read, i enjoyed both stories and wasn't disappointed at all would recommend this book to everyone especially our youth , cause everything that glitters isn't gold
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE ADVENTURES OF GHETTO SAM AND THE GLORY OF MY DEMISE is a prevailing work. However, please be advised, if you selected this book looking for the stereotypical hood, with a hero drug dealer and his spoiled, obnoxious girlfriend who is a shop-a-holic, then return this book to the shelf as you're not equipped for this knowledge! Kwame Teague is probably better known to most as the author of the Bestselling DUTCH Series. That fact alone shows that Kwame has separated himself from the masses. In THE ADVENTURES OF GHETTO SAM AND THE GLORY OF MY DEMISE readers will be surprised to find not one, but two books. People, there are too many African American males incarcerated, pumping poison, killing one another and this vicious cycle may not directly relate to you, but it does affect us all. THE ADVENTURES OF GHETTO SAM AND THE GLORY OF MY DEMISE rips the bandages right off of those issues. Kwame, I pray that your voice is heard not only on behalf of those caught up in the struggle, but for you and your family as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book it was funny and kept you reading from start to finish. My sister on the other hand didn't finish it, but real reconizes real. The first story about Sam was more like a fantasy than reality. Now the second book was like so real you could picture your life ending up like his. It was deep to say the least. Read it and you will see it for what it truly is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kwame Teague, brings a beguiling adventure about Sam Black who in the middle of New York @ 3 in the morning meets a Honey, and ends up in a world of trouble! No matter how the odds are stacked up against 'Ghetto Sam' (our ghetto superhero) he on the face of it finds a window of opportunity in order to advance to the next opponent. Sam kicks it to you straight from the heart with a keen social insight, awareness and an ill sense of humor. (SAY WORD)
My mind is still spinning on how vivid Kwame is on how America and their alliances/enemies role and how destructive it is to our communities, our people, and our way of life. (SAY WORD)
This book, 2 inside of 1 is 'THE WHAT'S UP' here and now.
The Glory of my Demise, which is the 'Truth,' wakes you up! The writer walks you through life from one person through another with both voices, and both outlooks. From one stand point you're listening as he describes in detail how he chose his life and all that being a young black man entails, and in the mist you get to see what someone from the outside eyes see for the first time up close and personal.
This walk of 'Truth' opens up one's mind to different things in the 'HOOD' that sociologists, psychoanalysts, and psuedo-liberals believe is just some type of wasted lab where left over unwanted people and things are thrown into and they mix and match whatever.
Can you hear Spike standing on the corner screaming... WAKE UP!!!...(SAY WORD) I need more stars to add to this joint. This is truly what's popping. All you avid readers need to cop this book and fast!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i had a very hard time reading this book. it was unrealistic and disappointing. i also had a hard time with the sang. the glory of my demise was even worse. i just put it down, and i don't like not finishing book. i even let a coworker read this book, and she is an advid reader and she gave it back. i wish i had when to the library instead of buying this horrible book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Both stories held equal importance and lessons on how people cope in real life situations were exertered.Personally, I couldn't put the book down,it was just that good. The vivid portrayl of the ghetto only made me appreciate its existence. And in closing I say that all who desire to learn more on how the ghetto is to be defined,read the text. It's that simple. Kwame Teague be encouraged.I am simply awaiting your next work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This jawn hittin and I ain't even finish the book yet.I'ma come back and tell ya'll how it went
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS ONE WAS THE BOMB. KWAME IS A WONDERFUL WRITER THAT KNOWS HOW TO KEEP YOU, AND NEVER MAKES YOU NEVER WNAT TO PUT THE BOOK DOWN. SO KEEP DOING YOUR THING AND BRING ON THE NEXT ONES CANT WAIT TO READ THEM
Guest More than 1 year ago
If a book ever deserved five stars, this book does! It is a rare blend of frankness, humor and social insight. It is written in the vernacular of the ghetto, with a potent appeal to the hip hop generation. The language -- though strong -- is indispensable to the portrayal of the concepts and realism that constitute Teague's objectives. Teague doesn't gloss over the imperfections of ghetto life. Neither did Langston Hughes. Neither is Teague a poet, as Hughes was -- although he accomplishes through prose many of the things that Hughes did with poetry, as he often captures the rhythm and symbolism of poetry. Teague does not attempt to romanticize ghetto existence. He presents it as it is: the good and the bad. The bad is notorious. The good is usually overlooked. But not by Teague. He paints a vivid picture of the culture of the ghetto, of the interpersonal ties and loyalites, the intrinsic morality -- yes, I said morality. This book -- actually two books in one -- should have immense appeal to a brand new audience: the hip hop generation who starve for literature geared to their needs. In addition, however, the book should be read by those who think they know the ghetto, but don't live there and have never lived there. Let them 'live' a ghetto existence through Kwame Teague, and be awaken to the human beauty of the ghetto, juxtaposed against the ugliness of the deteriorated physical environment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was on point.If you read this book and did not understand you have to read it again.He kept me on the edge and not wanting to put the book down. I can not wait to read his future work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The adventures of Ghetto Sam was good if you can read slow enough to understand the 'slang', once you understand that, the story is good. However, I couldn't get past the 2nd chapter in The Glory of my Demise, it was just too weird, I couldn't understand it. Thankfully, I didn't buy it or I would have been dissappointed. If you can borrow it and have time to decipher what he is talking about, go ahead. In my opinion it's not worth it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I ALWAYS READ WORKS FROM TERI WOODS. THIS ONE WAS OK BUT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER. THE AUTHOR STARTED TO LOSE ME AFTER A WHILE BUT IT WAS OK.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i really enjoyed this book. Both stories were great. the adventures of ghetto sam was entertaining and the glory of my demise made you think... i look forward to reading more of Kwame Teague's work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was one of those that I couldn't put down because I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I grabs you and leaves you in suspense until the very end. The author does a great job of holding your attention and doesn't let go until he is ready to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was waiting for this book for along time but i guess the wait was in vain. The book was ok but it wasnt all that, like i thought it was going to be. some of the things the main character when through and said where funny but the book in partiular wasnt all what expected. Im disapointed