Little Black Girl Lost : Little Black Girl Lost

  • by Keith Lee Johnson
  • Narrated by Beresford Bennett
  • Series: Little Black Girl Lost
  • 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Set in 1950s New Orleans, Little Black Girl Lost is a powerful tale filled with sex, greed, and the explosive political and social climates of an America long gone. Fifteen-year-old beauty Johnnie Wise lives her life devoted to God. But her innocence is shattered when her mother, who has been a prostitute for years, sells Johnnie's body to lecherous insurance man Earl Shamus. Acclaimed author Keith Lee Johnson ascended the Black Expressions best seller list with this riveting novel.

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The Power of the P!

I enjoyed this story because it outlines the journey of a young lady who recognizes her situation and transforms her trauma into a profitable venture for herself. *Haters won't understand.* (If you got it, make it work for you) At some point in the story it became a bit implausable that this is the mind of a 16-year-old making these crafty decisions though.

I have great empathy for the plight of the black woman. They can become the most resourceful and resilient people on the planet. Think about it:In the slavery days a black woman *had* to make love to the "Massah", raise the "Massah's son and give herself to him if he desired her, go back to the "quarters" and make love to her very bitter "beau" -AND on top of that- keep her sanity while raising the children and keeping the house. Admit it! Black women are amazing! Once they recognize their situation and they learn how to turn their curses into triumph.

However, the conclusion could have been better for me in my opinion. I wanted Johnnie to make an explosive exit at the end. Not a quiet dribble.

--B4
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- Kelly

DON'T DO IT!

I was so ticked while listening this. Since I bought it, I went ahead and finished listening to it but I couldn't wait for this mess to be over. The author put no research into writing this book at all. The setting was supposed to be New Orleans in the 50's or 60's when values were different. It was as if he was writing about an incident that happened in 2007. He used so much modern day slang and any and every opportunity to talk graphically about sex. Just boring and although fictional, completely unbelievable.
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- Chutanyjia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2006
  • Publisher: Recorded Books