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Memoirs of an Accidental Hustler

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A Brownstone in the Bed-Sty area of Brooklyn New York, traded in for a housing projects in a small town where his grandmother resided in Plainfield New Jersey, Kamil takes you on a journey of how he was exposed to another world and a different breed of people than he was used to in the city that became his home. Bonded by the absences of their fathers, he and his brother ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published January 28th 2011 by New Quality Publishing
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Sistar Tea
Aug 11, 2011 Sistar Tea rated it really liked it
Same blood different veins

Mr. Benjamin has solidified himself as a great story teller and he won’t disappoint in this novel. I have always liked this author’s books and was looking forward to reading this one. I love the word accidental in the title, as it showed not everyone in the hood is looking to do dirt, some just fall into it.

As we follow the life of Kamil Benson through the trials and tribulations, we are thrust into the story. As a child, he and his siblings watch the demise of the pa
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J.M. Benjamin is an ambitious and witty writer from Plainfield, New Jersey. He is the author of Down in the Dirty, which won the Best Street Novel of the Year Award in 2006, an honor bestowed to him by the African American Literary Awards Show. His sophomore novel, My Manz and ‘Em was released in early 2007 and he has contributed to several anthologies: Menace II Society, Christmas 'N The Hood wit ...more
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