The Tribe

The Tribe

by Gregory Townes

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BN ID: 2940012194534
Publisher: Gregory Townes
Publication date: 02/17/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 318
File size: 207 KB

About the Author

Gregory Townes was born and raised in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York Similar to the esteemed authors of the Harlem Renaissance, his writing attempts to redefine the boundaries of African American literature and expression.
His interdisciplinary approach to writing brings together several genres into one, as well as several historical eras.
His blend of history and fantasy can be traced to his early childhood years.
His first book “The Tribe” is a powerful example of his symbolic and collaborative style. He draws upon the richness of both modern urban life and ancient culture within the context of an African centered perspective.
As the oldest of eight children he would often entertain his siblings with creative bedtime stories. He is now the father of four, and still telling bedtime stories.

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The Tribe 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is more than outstanding. I'm not a person of many words, but I will say this - This book is very thought provoking, with a carefully planned and clever plot. Just when you think you've reached the end of the emotional roller coaster, your in for more of a ride! If you like suspense books, you'll absolutely love this one. It outstandingly thrilling!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a young (30's is still young to me) Black man in urban America, I'm tired of the the limited selection of 'urban fiction' on the shelves. Either it's a ghetto love story or a ghetto thug story, and I don't have a problem with either. It's just good to know that there are other options and it's time the world found out that we, as African American authors, can write other types of novels and have the same success. This book joins the company of works by Tananarive Due, Brandon Massey, and Glenville Lovell in my collection of must read Black authors on the rise. This book establishes a much needed trend in fiction of strong Black men committed to their children and trying to do the right thing. There are tons of books about the 'disappearing dad' and not enough that do our good Black men some justice. I found it to be both entertaining AND socially thought provoking. I loved the constant intertwining of the mystical and historical elements with the constant everyday struggles the main character encounters. Continued success and I look forward to reading more from Gregory Townes. Hopefully I won't have to wait too long.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Someone allowed me a brief minute, and the first few pages captivated me and I didnt want to give the book back. This is no mere book, its a living entity. It is outstanding.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Something really different! if you're looking for a story that really grabs you, twists and turns with a good plot and yet leaves you thinking then this book is for you. I can't get this book out of my mind! some of the writing is so descriptive that it will really have you thinking about things. And the cover just haunts you!
Guest More than 1 year ago