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K'wan

Overview
Works: 45 works in 147 publications in 1 language and 7,100 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Urban fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction 
Classifications: PS3606.O96, 813.6
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Publications about K'wan
Publications by K'wan
Most widely held works by K'wan
Welfare wifeys by K'wan( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
"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 act signed to the notorious Big Dawg Entertainment. His girlfriend, Gucci, is thrilled when she get the news that he's coming back to New York on a promotional tour, but when she discovers the hidden agenda behind his homecoming, nothing can prepare her for the life-altering consequences that will come of it."--P. [4] of cover
Hoodlum by K'wan( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
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 star, Shai shunned the world that his father had created and focused on his dreams of going pro. Tommy, Shai's trigger-happy older brother, is next in line for the throne and rules under his father through brute force. But Poppa has bigger plans for Shai. The situation soon turns ugly when Poppa is murdered and Tommy is removed from the equation. Suddenly Shai finds himself at the head of his father's empire and the streets are thrown into chaos. It is then that he must decide whether to pursue his own dreams or put his father's affairs in order. Unable to sit idly by while the Clarks' underworld empire is pillaged, Shai takes up his father's mantle and brings his game to the streets. He quickly learns that there are two sides to every coin, and the streets hold no mercy for the weak
Eviction notice by K'wan( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
"From #1 Essence bestselling author, K'wan, comes the next installment in his bestselling Hood Rat seriesPorsha: the ghetto princess. Boots: the scandalous baby mama. Frankie aka Francine: the con artist. These three girls live in one apartment and are into all kinds of hood foolishness while having fun. Until one day they find an eviction notice taped to their door. Now they have seventy-two hours to find out how to come up with all the money they owe in months of back rent. Of course Don B. is still up to his old tricks with Big Dawg ENT and trying to find an artist to replace Animal and he comes across a rapper from Newark named Lord Scientific who proves to be much more than even Don B. can handle. Meanwhile, the police and Gucci are still searching for Animal and they'll uncover something about him and his abduction that no one was prepared for. There goes the neighborhood, again!"--
Animal by K'wan( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
Three years after narrowly escaping a one way trip to the gas chamber, the fugitive known only as Animal finds himself drawn back to the scene of the crime: Harlem. Throughout his entire time in exile, the only thing that kept Animal going was the thought that he would one day be reunited with his soul mate, Gucci--but one bullet changed everything. When his enemies tried to murder Gucci, they crossed the line, so he vowed to cross them all. While Gucci teeters between life and death, Animal sets out on a bloody mission fueled by love and orchestrated by bullets. There will be no more innocents. Alliances are formed and secrets uncovered while Animal wages his personal war on the streets of Harlem, with the end result revealing one great truth: he is only a small piece in a much larger puzzle
Section 8 : a hood rat novel by K'wan( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
Tionna learned from her on-and-off addicted mother how to live by her wits. Now, forced to start over in the same neighborhood she swore she'd never go back to, with her on-again/off-again boyfriend and father of her two sons in jail and everything seized by the government, she rediscovers her old life and wonders if she's cut out to be a prisoner's wife
Hood rat by K'wan( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
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 as well as their pockets. She learns the hard way that all that glitters isn't gold. Billy, a former high school basketball star, is at the end of her rope with the opposite sex. To her, all men are dogs, so she secretly seeks comfort in the arms of women, until she meets a man who makes her reevaluate her feelings. Reese is an around-the-way chick, trying to keep up with the Joneses. There's a revolving door on her bedroom as she tries to find the love she always felt was missing. Her promiscuity leaves her pregnant from a one-night stand and Reese is faced with the task of breaking an age-old cycle, passed down from mother to daughter in her family, and standing on her own. Rhonda is twenty-something with three kids, by three men, and riding the system all the way to the bank. To her, work is a dirty word; between the multiple checks she gets from the government, and the games she plays with men, she's living the life of a ghetto superstar. The game soon turns ugly when one of her "sponsors" snaps and decides to get some payback. Harlem has never seen four friends as scandalous as these. The neighborhood will never be the same again
Black lotus by K'wan( Book )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
In order to avoid an Internal Affairs investigation, Detective Wolf must hunt down the "Black Lotus Killer," a pursuit that leads to a cold case from his past
Eve by K'wan( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
When her best friend ends up dead after being caught in the crossfire of the strong-arm tactics of the De Nardis, one of the most powerful drug suppliers in the city, during their attempt to take over control of Harlem, Eve Panelli, a young woman whose only family is the infamous Twenty-Gang, launches her own campaign to seek revenge on those responsible
Still hood by K'wan( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
While preparing for a video shoot, bodyguard Jah, celebrity stylist Yoshi, rap entrepreneur Don B., pimp Black Ice, and bad girl Dena are drawn into greed and deception centered around a plan to kill rap protégé True
Gutter by K'wan( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
Blood answers for blood on the streets of Harlem. It?s been months since Lou-loc was brutally murdered on his way to freedom and the pain is still fresh. Gutter, Lou-loc?s best friend, finds himself on a path to self destruction, vowing to eradicate the entire Blood faction in New York City in the name of his fallen comrade. Sharell urges him to abandon the suicide mission, but his oath won?t allow it. Not even for the child they are expecting. But as Gutter slips further into madness, a shocking revelation brings Satin out. In the middle of all this is a man named Major Blood. He has been flown in from Cali with two very simple instructions. Shut down Harlem Crip, and execute El Diablo?s murderer. Walk back into the mouth of madness in the not-to-missed sequel to GANGSTA. --from amazon.com
Section 8 a hood rat novel by K'wan( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Taught by her drug-addict mother to get hers by any means necessary, Tionna's heart is cold, but she holds a warm place in it for Duhan, the father of her two sons, her on-again-off-again boyfriend since they were teenagers, her knight in shining armor. But with Dunham behind bars and everything she loves seized, she finds herself starting over in the same neighborhood that she swore she'd never return to. With her best friends, Gucci, Boots, and Tracy, she finds herself rediscovering her old life and suddenly begins to wonder if she's really cut out to be a prisoner's wife
Welfare wifeys a hood rat novel by K'wan( file )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
In the Frederick Douglass Housing Projects, the name of Jada Butler is synonymous with drama. But there is about to be a new contender to the throne of ghetto antics.Malika is a young, single mother trying to make a life in public housing. When she meets Teddy, she has new hope for the future. The only problem is, he's already married.Gucci's fianč is now a rising star in the music industry. She's thrilled when his tour brings him to New York
The fix by K'wan( Book )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
Persia Chandler doesn't know the meaning of the world struggle. After the arrest of her notorious father, she is whisked away from Harlem, the only place she has ever called home, to be raised in an affluent neighborhood in Long Island City. Her mother and stepfather shower her with the best that life has to offer. During her senior year in high school, she convinces her parents to let her transfer from Catholic school to attend public school. That is the start of her problems, but it's hardly the end. In her new school, Persia is reunited with the friends she was forced to move away from, and starts to drift further and further from the life her mother and stepfather have built for her. To the sheltered Persia, the Harlem underworld is like one big adventure. Things promise to get even more interesting when she starts dating a dealer named Chucky. He introduces her to his world of sex, money, and drugs, dragging Persia along with him on a long and bitter ride into the bowels of addiction.--Publisher's description
Street dreams by K'wan( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Darius, 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 the ghetto. Years ago, he took a gun charge for a friend and did some prison time. Unable to find a job when he gets out, Rio turns to hustling as a way out. In the meantime, Rio finds escape in the arms of his soulmate, Trinity
Blow by 50 Cent( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: NO GOING BACK Prince, Kill a-E, Daddy-O, and Danny grew up together in the projects, moving crack and cocaine, and answering to Diego, the neighborhood drug lord. They were small-timers playing for low stakes - until Prince is introduced to a heroin connect. Overnight they go from soldiers to bosses, and their crew is held together by loyalty and love. But taking the reins of power comes at a high price. Now, with Diego at their back and a traitor in their midst, they find themselves between a kilo and a hard place, ready to spill blood to stay on top
K'wan's Gangsta by K'wan( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
A tale reflecting what young black men go through. About the s̤truggle of every day trying to make ends meet, in a world that doesn't have a whole lot of love for them
Animal II : the omen by K'wan( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Secrets are revealed, sides are chosen and bodies are dropped...it's on! After being thought dead, Animal resurfaces on the streets of New York to keep true to his promise, and make it rain blood over Harlem. All those who had wronged him would feel his wrath, including Shai Clark, boss of the New York underworld. However, touching a man like Shai Clark proves to be easier said than done. Using Animal's soul mate Gucci as bait, Shai sets a trap for the young killer. Once again Animal finds himself captured, but this time there would be no trial. He is sentenced to die at the hands of Shai's executioner, a man known only as Priest. The assassin is ordered to kill Animal, but instead of death he gives him the truth of his shadowed past and how their destinies are intertwined. The man ordered to take Animal from the world is also the man who brought him into it. Animal finds himself torn between his hatred for the father who had abandoned him and the man who had taken everything from him. An uneasy truce is formed between father and son to take down a common enemy and finally grant Animal his freedom from the blood debt he's carried for so many years, but when the ghosts of Animal's past catch up with him he learns that nothing is what it seems, and everything is subject to corruption, even his love for Gucci.--Back cover
Eviction notice by K'wan( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 246 libraries worldwide
Porsha, Boots, and Frankie share an apartment where their unique and scandalous lives collide. However, when they are handed an eviction notice, the ghetto gals have a mere 72 hours to come up with months of back rent. Meanwhile, Don B. from Big Dawg Entertainment is searching for a new artist to replace Animal, who has been abducted. However, Big Dawg's new star, Lord Scientific, proves to be a problem
Road dawgz by K'wan( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
KeShawn aka K-Dawg decides that the world owes him soemthing, and when he is released from prison he intends to take it
Gangsta by K'wan( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Crip assassin Lou-Loc, who wants to be a writer, and his sociopath counterpart Gutter, who has dreams of being a kingpin, leave Los Angeles for New York, each with his dream in tow
 
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Alternative Names
Foye, K'wan
K'wan
クワン
Languages
English (96)
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