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K'wan

K'wan

K'WAN is the #1 Essence bestselling author of Welfare Wifeys, Section 8, Gutter, Still Hood, Hood Rat, and others. He wrote his first novel, Gangsta, as a therapeutic release, and it went on to become an Essence bestseller and a part of urban-lit history. In 2008 he received the Black Author of the Year Award from Black Press Radio. He has been featured in Time, KING, The New York Press, and on MTV and BET. Besides an author, K’wan is also a motivational speaker, a mentor to at-risk children and the C.E.O of Black Dawn, Inc. He lives in New Jersey.

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    The Diamond Empire
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    The Diamond Empire

    A Diamonds Novel

    K'Wan
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin

    #1 Essence bestselling author K’Wan returns with The Diamond Empire, the explosive, hard-hitting follow-up novel to the street love story Diamonds and Pearl.

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    Diamonds and Pearl
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    Diamonds and Pearl

    A Diamonds Novel

    K'Wan
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin

    From # 1 Essence best-selling Crime Novelist K'Wan comes a tale of forbidden love, high stakes murder and the robbery gone bad that set it all in motion, Diamonds and Pearl.

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    Dear Yeti
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    Dear Yeti

    James Kwan
    FSG Books for Young Readers
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

    A sweet and whimsical story of a perfect kid-sized winter adventure, Dear Yeti is the debut picture book of an author/illustrator to watch.

    Two young hikers set out to look for...

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    Wild Cherry
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    Wild Cherry

    K'wan
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin

    In Wild Cherry by K'wan, Gina is married to a man who more than takes good care of her, but her life of luxury comes with a price that she's not sure she can pay anymore. Princess' man doesn't...

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    The Leak
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    The Leak

    K'wan
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin

    The Leak is a complimentary short prequel story that leads into K'wan's hit novel, Welfare Wifeys. Learn how Animal got his start as a child of the streets, raised up by a man named...

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    Eviction Notice
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    Eviction Notice

    K'wan
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin

    When three young friends, Porsha, Frankie and Sahara, decide to sublease an apartment from a mutual acquaintance, life becomes one big party for the girls. But the party comes to an abrupt end when...

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    Welfare Wifeys
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    Welfare Wifeys

    K'wan
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin

    After the deaths and arrests of his entire crew and an informant-fueled investigation into his past, the man known on the streets as Animal relocates to Texas and finds fame and stardom as the newest...

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    Flirt
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    Flirt

    Tracy Brown, K'wan, and Angel Mitchell
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin

    From the biggest names in urban fiction comes a collection of unforgettably hot short stories of urban love.

    Flirting with Disaster by Tracy Brown

    Chloe Webster is an around-the-way...

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    Section 8
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    Section 8

    K'wan
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin

    Since she was a little girl, Tionna's on and off addicted mother taught her to get hers by any means necessary. Tionna's heart is as cold as a December chill, but she holds a warm place in it for...

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    Gutter
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    Gutter

    K'wan
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin

    The explosive sequel to GANGSTA has finally arrived!

    Blood answers for blood on the streets of Harlem. It's been months since Lou-loc was brutally murdered on his way to freedom...

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    Still Hood
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    Still Hood

    K'wan
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin

    Only the strong survie on the streets of Brooklyn. And while Dena Jones definitely has what it takes not only to survive but to succeed, she wants out. And she's determined to make it out of Crooklyn....

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    Hood Rat
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    Hood Rat

    K'wan
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin

    Hood Rat (n.): A woman of questionable repute, one who has been known to "get around" in the 'hood.

    Yoshi is young, fine, and larcenous. She lives her life playing on men's hearts...

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    Eve
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    Eve

    K’wan
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin

    The only family Eve Panelli has ever known is the infamous Twenty Gang. Orphaned as a small child, Eve quickly learned the art of the hustle, and by age seventeen she had spent two years in prison....

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    Hoodlum
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    Hoodlum

    K'wan
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin

    He set out to be the good son, but the streets had a different plan.

    Born to one of the city's most notorious crime families, Shai Clark has always managed to be a good kid. A college hoops...

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    Street Dreams
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    Street Dreams

    K'wan
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin

    Love, Betrayal and Loyalty on the Streets of Harlem

    Daruis, a.k.a. Rio, the only child of a singer turned alcoholic, feels he has nothing to hold on to except the idea of escaping...

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