CHICAGO HUSTLE By Odie Hawkins [Cover photo by Zola Salena-Hawkins] There was no sharper con man on the streets of Chicago than Elijah Brookes. Women were his preferred prey— but no mark and no bankroll was safe when Elijah was on the prowl. Cool, beautiful Toni warned him, “Elijah, brothers be playin’ games so hard
Amazing Grace By Odie Hawkins [Cover photo by Zola Salena-Hawkins] An enchanting intro to a collection of unforgettable characters – Elizabeth, “Queen of the Projects”; the girl “Billie” who sings like Lady Day; young Randolph who, to his family’s embarrassment, grows a second head for awhile; Dean Dale Jackson, talented writer, sculptor, auto mechanic, dedicated
Brazilian Nights By Odie Hawkins [Cover by Zola Salena-Hawkins] Valonga Price takes a three year sabbatical from the grime of owning her own company to try to discover her true self. Armed with questions that have been whirling around in her head, she travels to places like Brazil, San Salvador, Bahia, Nigeria, Cuba and Japan.
Black Chicago By Odie Hawkins [Cover photo by Zola Salena-Hawkins] Chicago the center of America’s heartland, from its founding in the late 1700’s by Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable, a French educated Black man, to the modern day Gypsies who live on Maxwell Street. It’s a city steeped in Black History. This is the story