Urban Nonfiction
 
 
 
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Turn on the Lights (So You Can See) By Latisha Robb

Latisha Robb has a Hustle & Flow with a grind that at times defies gravity. Extremely talented, smart and hardworking, she’s never been the type that didn’t understand the meaning “hard work pays off”. In her prolific debut...
 
Urban Erotica
 

CATER – THE MANUEL by Chef Lovelle

I’m single because I’m not desperate. Why should I cater to him when he needs to cater to me? I’m not a bitch; I just know what I want in a man. It’s okay for men to sleep around, but not women? Chiii please. I figured out the ...
 
Book Reviews
 

Down These Mean Streets by Piri Thomas

Thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age in the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of a born outsider: a Puerto Rican in English-speaking Americ...

 
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GRACE AFTER MIDNIGHT by Felicia “Snoop” Pearson and David Ritz

In GRACE AFTER MIDNIGHT, Felicia Pearson, who plays Snoop in the HBO hit series The Wire, reveals her incredible, hard knock life story, one that dramatically parallels the life of her character on TV. While Felicia Pearson is ...
 
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Remixing the Ritual: Hip Hop Theatre Aesthetics and Practice By Baba Israel

Remixing the ritual establishes a framework for Hip Hop, sets context in the Black arts movement , examines Americas legacy of minstrelsy vs commercial Rap, and arrives at the intersection of Hip Hop and theatre. This intersect...

 
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Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature From Greenwood

Hip Hop literature, also known as urban fiction or street lit, is a type of writing evocative of the harsh realities of life in the inner city. Beginning with seminal works by such writers as Donald Goines and Iceberg Slim and ...