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Thoughts and Posts by Gibran Ali

RAMBO

By Gibran Tariq | Oct 29, 2017

RAMBO As reported in an earlier episode, I made mention of a drug agent named Rambo who vowed that he would get me. He told all the local junkies to let me know that he had made it his mission to lock me up. Now, I knew I had problems because Rambo was legendary in…

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My 1st Bank Job (cont)

By Gibran Tariq | Oct 28, 2017

“FREEZE!” We rushed inside the bank so quickly that the bank employees looked like it was the end of the world as they knew it. We had caught them with their underwear down! They were bullshitting, laughing and talking, and me and my crew never gave them time to regain their composure. I vaulted over…

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EPISODES

By Gibran Tariq | Oct 28, 2017

It was the longest night of my life. When the prison guard locked us in the cell for the night, I knew that sleep would be out of the question because in about five hours, I was going to escape—-or at least try to. Along with four other brothers from out of DC, we had…

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The Far Side

By Gibran Tariq | Oct 28, 2017

  Usually, in most “war” stories, you always hear or read about the wives, the girlfriends, and the mistresses, but rarely do you hear or read about what lurks on the far side of the story—the law. In my years on the grind, I had two police, in particular, that dogged me relentlessly. The first…

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TIME

By Gibran Tariq | Oct 28, 2017

THE TIME IS NOW (How to turn time into the asset you need to find success) Chapter 1   First, some good news.  If there is such a thing as a natural remedy for success, it would certainly be time, but just what is this phenomenon that most of us tolerate with only a mild…

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BAD DAD

By Gibran Tariq | Oct 28, 2017

BAD DAD I started off my career as a father by going to jail on the very same night that my first child was born. It was on a hot, steamy August night in 1972. I was minding my own business , sitting on the sidelines of a neighborhood football game where I was supposed…

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IN CASE ANYONE WANTS 2 KNOW

By Gibran Tariq | Oct 28, 2017

BIO   For most of my life, I was the guy most wannabe thugs wished they could be. Officially declared a “menace to society”, I was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for my role as mastermind of a series of daring bank robberies in the 70s. Two involved shootouts. One with the police.…

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Talkin’ The Talk

By Gibran Tariq | Oct 28, 2017

THE POWER OF LANGUAGE                 At SoulFire Books, we acknowledge the awesome power of language simply because we understand how words shape and influence our behavior. And with this in mind, we fully intend to explore and to exploit the richness of the English language in a concerted attempt to breathe new life into the…

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GREETINGS!

By Gibran Tariq | Oct 25, 2017

WELCOME TO SOULFIRE BOOKS!   SOULFIRE BOOKS exists because you read! With the advent of this company, a new day has dawned in the world of urban literature. At SOULFIRE BOOKS, we possess the unique attitude that you deserve a reading experience that far exceeds your expectations, one that is totally transforming and enriching. Reading should…

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