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by Achebe Toldson

  • ISBN: 0910758530
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Achebe Toldson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: House of Songhay (October 22, 2004)
  • Pages: 260
  • ePub book: 1388 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1280 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 959

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Ivory A. Toldson (born 1973) is an American academic

Ivory A. Toldson (born 1973) is an American academic.

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Black Sheep : When the American Dream Becomes a Black Man's Nightmare. By (author) Achebe Toldson.

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From the grimy streets of the Upper 9th Ward in New Orleans, to the urban stockades of Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn, Black Sheep traces Duce’s poignant and haunting journey from college-life, to thug-life, to eternal-life.

Life was hard knock in the hood where Duce grew up in a rotting shotgun house with his mother and younger brother. He and his best friend, Jason, were both intellectually gifted teens who struggled together to find a place in society, while abiding in the mire of drugs and poverty in their community. Duce and Jason’s tenacity however, set them on opposite pathways – Jason became the neighborhood "Dope Man," and Duce became a "College Boy."

By the time Duce graduated from Southern University, it seemed he had it all – honorable grades, an attractive, high-society girlfriend, and a scholarship to attend grad school at Big State, a large flagship university in a rural midatlantic college town. But when he arrived at Big State, culture-shock knocked him off his high horse. Ultimately, his world crashed and he lost everything.

When he returned home he couldn’t escape the drug culture in his community. At the pith of his despair, he met a young black counselor named Coby in his court-ordered treatment program. Coby felt spiritually compelled to break Duce’s defenses and uplift him through black empowerment. However, as Coby helped Duce overcome his demons, he began to unleash the ghosts in his own past. By fate, Duce, Jason and Coby were pieces of the same puzzle, posted on a platform of social injustice, government corruption and street life. The connection they had could be the insight they needed to make life make sense, or the dagger that would rip their souls apart.

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Trash Obsession Trash Obsession
With realistic, believable dialogue and powerfully drawn characters, BLACK SHEEP is a stirring account of one man's struggle to find his life's purpose. Emotionally evocative, this is a truly captivating read with much food for thought. The reader cannot help but empathize with Duce as he forges ahead on his life changing journey, all the while hoping that for Duce, this journey will end up being one of self-realization and not one of self-destruction. (RAWSISTAZ Rating: 4.5)

Reviewed by Autumn

of The RAWSISTAZ™ Reviewers
Dream Dream
Where do I start? I can't tell you enough how much your book has affected me. My uncle gave me the book saying it was the best he had ever read. Books are our common ground, but I admit I was a little doubtful about the "deepness" of the book. The first page proved me wrong. The characters you developed touched a part of me that I had forgotten about. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. Even though I am female, I saw parts of me in Duece that made me dig deep into myself. I think we are all haunted by a Lucifer in every aspects of our lives, many of us are not as fortunate as Duece to find and fight those demons. It is very hard for our people to seperate "pipe dreams" from reality sometimes, we tend to live in an ignorant state of mind, never coming to realization. Havanna also touched my spirit, she was a sista that I admired. Her character reminded me of that forbidden fruit that you know you shouldn't taste, but the alluring aspects of its beauty can't keep you from it. Also, at first I thought of Lucifer as a character, an actual FBI informant, but after I talked to Lael, he opened me up to something I had missed. Lucifer was a state of mind, that voice in everyone's head that you know you shouldn't listen to, your demons. He knows all your secrets and manipulates you while setting you up. It's like you took me back to the beginning. You made me remember the struggle that still goes on today. Your work has caused me to examine myself and the world around me. The wordplay challenged me mentally as well as opening me up to a new aspect of psychology and philosophy. Being a business major, I had never heard of the "I-thou" or "esoteric", these words caused me to look deeper into psychology. It's almost like a college student gets so caught up in his/her category of study, that they miss the rest of the world, and other means of knowledge. I work at a non-profit organization and see alot of at-risk youth, but I'm there for the business experience, not realizing the real reason, the youth. I almost felt ashame that I was blindly striving for success without looking around me, I felt almost like Dr. Cox in your book. These are just a few revelations your book opened me up to. This book deserves national attention and should be distributed in every ghetto, substance abuse clinic, prison, and juvenlile center where blacks struggle to find a reality. Thank you for writing such a deep and dedicated piece of work that did not doubt the intelligence of your readers or the forget the struggle that we all still face today.
Taur Taur
I finished reading your book last night and I must admit it is one of the most powerful depictions about the African American males I have ever read. You are on your way to becoming one of the best authors of our time. Your book is like an abstract of my own life. I wonder if you took some of this story from my life, because I can relate to every thing Duce went through, from love, to school, to the streets and the woes of a white society. I have walked through all these aspects of life. Thanks for inspiring me though your words. You said this book was fiction but to me these characters are so real because I have walked in their shoes and their struggle is so real. I have walked with duce, Jason, the Professors, Dana, havanna, and all my people fortunate to be labeled ghetto. and yes I have escaped the deadly touch of Lucifer. and yet held on to my beliefs. Thank you so much for caring so much to write a blueprint of guidance and perseverance, I hope your words become universal like the sun and timeless like the pages of the bible. keep writing brutha because you are the prophet of the lost tribe, lead us to a better tomorrow's wrote these lines for you.

I stood among the killas and I wasn't moved,

I danced with the devil, yet I kept my groove.

Mentally I got abused but I never was bruised,

Aristotle would be confused if he wore my shoes,

I drank from muddy waters yet I quenched my thirst,

I found the tree of knowledge and uprooted its curse,

like a Moore I brought knowledge to my enemies' door,

I gave my education but he wanted more,

My decent is what they feared because the time is near,

Great armies we can build if we enter their ears.

Thanks for the jewels. (numbers,3:24)
Kit Kit
Black Sheep is a desperately needed wake up call for the lost generation of Black youths in today's society and the professionals who are trying to save them. In addition to offering insight and intellectual nourishment, Black Sheep also gives us hope.

Achebe Toldson invites the reader into a world filled with social stigmas, systemic challenges and ill fates and fortunes that are the familiar stumbling blocks for African American youth. A haunting suspense novel, Black Sheep is told through the eyes of Duce, a prominent graduate student who has become obsessed with his thesis. In the mist of his self absorption Duce loses sight of reality and begins to live through his fears and nightmares. He soon discovers that his greatest challenge will not come in the form of a research paper, but in learning how to fight the demons of his past and confronting his present fears.

Toldson does a remarkable job of challenging the reader's current perspective on life as we know it by offering hard core comparisons that help us to understand the present state of our inner city youths. The human mind is tantalized with psychological proses, biblical quotes and sometimes just the plain truth as he pushes us to the brink of reality. A modern day Harlem Renaissance writer, Toldsons' impressive style will surely leave a mark in the literary world.