Confessions of Don Black – The Viciousness of the Underworld
Synopsis of the victorious Don Black
MAXIMILLIAN (“MAX”) BLACK, a teenager who had trouble that started with him being a product of the best kept rape secret between the master and a servant way back in the sixties in apartheid South Africa. He led a life in squalor until, unbeknownst to him, he was adopted by the master himself, after his mother’s death. He had earlier, this being his first of many crimes, almost murdered his uncle in self-defence for his younger sister, SIBONGILE DHLAMINI, when the uncle tried to force himself on the sister.
At his new school of predominately white students, Max then had the opportunity to meet his alter ego, ALPHONSO ’Al’ DEVONOIUER. Together they started all the shenanigans — from merging their small time school gangs, to trafficking weed, to growing their own weed, to trafficking cocaine and crystal meth. Then they graduated to running underground brothels for the politicians and the wealthy. As a result of a life full of murder and deception, Max started to develop some migraines and erratic sleeping patterns, which interfered with his life. He was then referred to a well-known therapist by the name of JOEY KUMALO, but instead of being psychoanalysed, Max started a kryptonitic romantic relationship with Joey. Max did not give the relationship time, and all the while the lady became conceited and bossy.
So Max left for a two year study stint oversees, where he was unfortunately shotlived, and interrupted by ghosts from the past in the form of a petition by parents of people he had wronged or murdered during his heydays.After returning from overseas and re-joining Al on the dark side of life, he embarked on a mission to avenge the death of his guardians. AL, with Max, planned a hostile takeover of the company of the man who was the financial advisor to his dad, a plan that would see the man commit suicide. After the takeover, all the proceeds went to the receiver because they could not pinpoint where they got the capital to avoid jail time. The bad things were now following the guys, with Max’s house being vandalised and then Al’s parent’s house being burned. There was then a drive-by shooting where most of the clan where around for some braai session; Joey was hijacked and almost killed; and Al’s cousins were shot execution style one Sunday morning. Max and Al started to send some money to the Cayman Islands for a clean escape. Al was ambushed one day and killed, with his body thrown over a bridge. When Max heard the news, he booked himself the next flight to Jamaica, where he started a family, had two kids, and now runs an art dealer shop.
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The story, although fictitious, captures the many sufferings and destitute life of black people in the Apartheid South Africa , many shenanigans that the youth embarked on to earn a living and the obsession with western life that led some to take their future fortune into their own hands – It reveals some history and the struggle which were real and observed by the author although based on a victicious character.
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The only possible risk is that of not being published though very low . I have an interested publisher (Sarah McGregor of www.clockworkbooks.co.za ) but should they renege on the promise since we do not have a signed contract yet, there many solutions in this day and ages of technology , listed below
- Amazon Kindle publishing
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