Set in Brixton, 20 years after the race riots, The Dirty South follows the adventures of Bricky teenager Dennis Huggins as he drifts into the easy, dangerous life of the shotta - or drug dealer - and discovers that, hard as the struggle for respect on the streets is, the struggle for love is harder still. At least Dennis has involved parents looking out for him; too many of his friends have no guidance other than that offered by their fellow shottaz, or the dubiously motivated black Muslims. Wheatle brilliantly evokes the ...

The Dirty South 2009, Serpent's Tail, London

ISBN-13: 9781846686573


Mass-market paperback

The Dirty South 2008, Serpent's Tail, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781852429850

Trade paperback