Ghetto Bastard The Series
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Russell Vann
I was born in the South Bronx in the late sixties to a drug-addicted mother, who didn’t know who my father was, and into a world that didn’t want me. Growing up, I faced life or death situations every step of the way, it seemed. Not only have I struggled to overcome my own specters, but also those of my environment. I started to write these books as a form of therapy. In doing so, I realized that all the people around me, throughout my life, had been dealing with their own misfortunes. That’s when it hit me that I was writing my memoirs to convey that “current situation” neither determines nor defines “final destination.”
Books From the Ghetto Bastard Series
Ghetto Bastard A Memoir and Ghetto Bastard 2 are the most recent books to be released by author Russell Vann
Ghetto Bastard is a story of survival. Malik was born into these circumstances--with no father to teach him how to be a man, and to a mother who didn't want him. Malik must navigate his way to adulthood with only the streets as his guide.​​​

Ghetto Bastard is the intimate journey of an innocent child in search of love and self-worth. He just wants what we all want. And Malik Russell wasn't born with any 'quit', so he's got that going for him, but neither was his opponent: the ghetto.
The saga continues....

In Ghetto Bastard: Book 2, twenty-six-year-old Malik Russell continues to discover the negative impact of love as he knows it.

The road to discovering self-love, is a rough one for kids who were raised by the ghetto. Malik had love, he had a good job, he was making it. But infatuation, temptation, and manipulation got in the way of it all. Follow Malik on his journey to find true love, the love of God, the love of a good woman, and the love of family.
Find out if it will be enough to keep him alive.

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