At first glance, Geniece’s story sounds like that of a typical young woman: she goes to college, has romantic entanglements, builds meaningful friendships, and juggles her schedule with a part-time job. However, she does all of these things in 1960's San Francisco, while becoming a militant member of the Black Panther movement. When Huey Newton is jailed in October 1967 and the Panthers explode nationwide, Geniece enters the organization’s dark and dangerous world of guns, FBI agents, freewheeling sex, police repression, and fatal shoot-outs - all while balancing her other life as a college student.
A moving tale of one young woman’s life spinning out of the typical and into the extraordinary, during one of the most politically and racially charged eras in America. Virgin Soul will resonate with readers of Monica Ali and Ntozake Shange.
©2013 Judy Juanita (P)2013 Recorded Books
I love well written books and moving narrators! I am a realism SCI-FI buff. I find non-mushy romance intertwined in a story appealing.
Ms. Juanita captures this time in history with eloquent charm humor and an innocence and curiosity of voice that takes you up and in! And dont be from the The Bay Area CA, you will be relating, reminiscing and grinning through this heart-warming journey. Set in the 1970's, with UC protests, the Panther Movement, the freedom for exploration, the power of love to push it all forward! Fabulously entertaining and fiercely informative. Enjoy!
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