"The child who is not embraced by the village, will burn it down to feel its warmth."

-African Proverb

Chase Volumes 1 & 2 introduce us to harsh realities that exist in the world we live in. It reminds us that not everyone is afforded the same opportunities for simple things like love, safety, food, respect. 

This story takes place in New York and centers around five young girls who banded together in an attempt to survive. The style that the story is delivered is akin to a documentary format.  It opens with the introduction of two sisters who in one night were introduced into a horrific world that no child or human should have to endure. I won't go into detail here. You will have to read the series. 

The story moves along in the same fashion delivering gritty, raw, real life scenarios with a sprinkle of eroticism. The characters were interesting. The storyline moved quickly and held my interest throughout. I'm interested to see how the series will progress, especially as the women move into adulthood. 

If you are sensitive, please take heed to the trigger warnings that are listed.                        

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Each of his novels earned 5 out of 5 stars, critical acclaim and sells internationally. The honor of knowing his books are in home libraries in the US and other nations is humbling. Genres: Urban Fiction, Crime, Erotica, Thriller, Political, LGBTQ, & Alternate Universe. 

Abd’ al Halim K. Rashad was raised on Reggae and American Pop music. Born to a Jamaican family residing in Brooklyn, NY, Halim bore witness to the atrocities of life growing up with an abusive father involved in nearly every aspect of crime throughout NYC in the 70s and 80s. 

Halim’s influences are The Almighty, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, Alice Walker, bell hooks, Orhan Pamuk, Albert Camus, Samuel Clemens, Earnest Hemingway, William Golding, Spike Lee, Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Browning, William Shakespeare, and V.S. Naipaul. 

While still an aspiring musician and songwriter, Halim found himself following in his father's footsteps to make ends meet and build his name in that world. Arrested at 16, Halim faced 15 years in prison when he was wrongfully accused of attempted robbery (with a litany of charges attached). By 18, the case was dismissed and sealed. He went on to work with many of the big name rap artists of that era, including WuTang Clan, and many more.

 Today, Halim is a father, author, poet, and educator. He has worked with members of Wu-Tang Clan, interned at the legendary Cold Chillin’ Records at the age of fourteen, and taught the art songwriting to many developing artists. As of late, Halim has been writing poetry and novels also. He has completed a collection of poetry titled, "Blurred Rephlekshunz, Vol. I; The Foul Doctrine" which, in fact, took more than twenty-five years to create. At present, Halim is working on a collection of novels, and a part two of the Blurred Rephlekshunz volumes. 



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