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C&B Books Presents Charles Allen

Charles Allen was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, and came of age in Orange and East Orange. Suspicious of the destruction he had witnessed among black men, he started looking for answers. His research led him on a remarkable journey through history that's become the subject of his controversial novel, The Gangsta Prophecy.
This tale of Switchblade's epic battle against the lords of darkness is brimming with truth, but like all Allen's fiction, the message doesn't overshadow its street appeal. Taking a holistic approach to the creative process, he writes with balance, drawing the reader into a fast-paced ride that entertains and empowers.
Allen attributes the wisdom behind the chemistry of his writing to a personal meeting he had with the late Alex Haley years ago where the ROOTS author left him with this advice: "Don't preach to people. If you want to reach them, inspire them through their emotions."
Haley's words went straight to Allen's heart, driving him from his would-be "pulpit" into the trenches where he now meets his audience in the thick of the life and death conflict that makes up their reality. Although he maintains clear boundaries as far as how street he will go, he knows the territory he's embraced will cause some to question the sincerity of his faith. But as a man on a mission, he remains undeterred. He sees his presence in the hood, sowing positive seeds through stories of drugs and violence, as a vital part of inspiring the change our people need.

The Gangsta Prophecy

The Gangsta Prophecy
Retail Price:$14.95
C&B Price:$14.95

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"The day will come when you'll lead drug dealers, gang bangers and ex-convicts into war against the darkness," said Kamanzi.
Twenty years later, the words referred to as The Gangsta Prophecy were the last thing Switchblade wanted to hear. And Wolvzbeere made sure of that. Stopping the prophecy was the reason the demon came. He took Switchblade under his wing and groomed him for a life in the street as a hustler and cold-blooded killer, far from the warrior he was called to be.
Unlike his preacher father, who was in the business of saving lives, Blade had a reputation for taking them. So when he returned to the hood after four years in prison with plans to open up shop, everybody knew the undertaker was going to be busy. But not how busy. Only Wolvzbeere did. And he'd been waiting for this moment since the day Switchblade was born.
A tale of violence and greed in a city gripped by darkness, The Gangsta Prophecy is a powerful novel about what happens when destiny and desire collide.

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