A Woman's Work: Street Chronicles

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 20, 2011 - Fiction - 256 pages
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The heralded Queen of Hip-Hop Lit presents an addictive collection of celebrated urban authors with their fingers on the pulse of the streets.
Street lit’s finest female voices—Keisha Starr, Tysha, LaKesa Cox, and Monique S. Hall—deliver searing stories about women who make hard sacrifices to stay on top of their hustle and seize the power, money, and fame they can’t live without. Enterprising and fearless, these players are more than equipped to handle whatever the street throws at them. That’s because they are hellbent on survival—by any means necessary. 

Once again, Nikki Turner shares ultra-realistic page-turners that will keep fans coming back for more.

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Pretty explicit stories featuring strong heroines. First story, Dying to Be A Star, follows a naive preacher's daughter's struggles to rise up in Atlanta's R&B industry, she gets to "sin" a lot and we ... Read full review

Woman's Work: Street Chronicles

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Starr, Tysha, Lakesa Cox, and Monique S. Hall contribute short stories centering on four assertive female characters who enter rough street life with varying results. In Starr's "Dying To Be a Star ... Read full review


The Preachers Daughter
Success Is a Journey not a Destination
A Star Was Born
Still ShiningTwo years later Los Angeles California
TYSHAMoney Stilettos and Disrespect
Goodbye Mama
Holding On
Risky Business
Letting Go
Whos Fooling Whom?
The Big Payback
Golden Showers
Rest in Peace

Bad Boys Come Out to Plaaayyyy 
Trust No Man
Payback Is a Bitch
Said and Done
Love and Business Do Not Mix
Rah Rah
Whos the Bitch Now?
LAKESA COXSouthern Girls Escort Service
Abies Dead
Councilman Big DaddyOne Month Earlier
What Happens in the Dark
How It All Went Down
Thinking of a Master Plan
Down Like Four Flat Tires
Planning the Double Cross
The Meeting
Two Can Play the Fool
Whats the 411?
Playing Pussy and Getting Fucked
It Aint Over Until the Fat Lady Sings
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Nikki Turner, Queen of Hip-Hop Lit, is the bestselling author of Heartbreak of a Hustler’s Wife, Natural Born Hustler, Relapse, Ghetto Superstar, Black Widow, Forever a Hustler’s Wife, Riding Dirty on I-95, The Glamorous Life, A Project Chick, and A Hustler’s Wife, and editor of and a contributing author to her Street Chronicles series. She is also editor of the Nikki Turner Presents line and has collaborated with hip-hop heavyweights such as 50 Cent, Dana Dane, and Styles P.

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