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“Old School” October: The Pioneers of Urban Fiction and Street Lit

A few weeks ago, I decided I was going to devote all of October to reading the Godfathers (or Grandfathers) of Street Fiction. Authors like Donald Goines, Iceberg Slim, and Chester Himes. Street fiction might not exist if these...
 
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Cora Daniels’ Thoughts on Street Fiction

Over the weekend, I read Cora Daniels’ Ghettonation. In her incredible book, Ms. Daniels critiques how the United States has embraced a ghetto culture that “demeans women, devalues education, celebrates the worst African Americ...
 
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PIMP by Iceberg Slim

Iceberg Slim is the name he used in the black ghetto. His real name is Robert Beck and he was a pimp. This is his story, told without bitterness and with no real pretense at moralizing – the smells, the sounds, the fears, the p...

 
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TRICK BABY by Iceberg Slim

Author Robert Beck, better known by his ghetto pseudonym. “Iceberg Slim,” tells the story of a blue-eyed, light-haired, white-skinned Negro called “White Folks,” the most incredible con man the ghetto ever spawned! Beck knew hi...
 
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MAMA BLACK WIDOW by Iceberg Slim

Mama Black Widow tells the story of Otis Tilson, a comely and tragic homosexual queen adrift with his brothers and sisters in the drk, labyrinthine world of pimping, tricking, violence, and petty crime. Written in the jagged, v...

 
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THE NAKED SOUL OF ICEBERG SLIM by Iceberg Slim

Don’t cry for his soul because he’s Black. Though Black is pain. Black is death. Black is despair. Black is the ghetto where he was born. And lived. As a pimp, dope addict, brutalizer of women – and other Blcks. But he cured hi...
 
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LONG WHITE CON by Iceberg Slim

Author Robert Beck, better known by his ghetto pseudonym, “Iceberg Slim,” told the story of a blue-eyed, light haired, white-skinned Negro called “White Folks,” the most incredible con man the ghetto ever spawned, in the most f...
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DEATH WISH by Iceberg Slim

Author Robert Beck, better known by his ghetto pseudonym, “Iceberg Slim,” again displays his unique and compelling talent in this novel about the mafia – an organization whose working details he know intimately. It’s an ideal s...
 
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AIRTIGHT WILLIE & ME by Iceberg Slim

When it comes to “hos” and the men who run them, when it comes to intriguing and super-paced rivalry between ambitious pushers and dealers who sell dreams in a blizzard of white powder, when it comes to knowing the streets, it ...
 
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DOOM FOX by Iceberg Slim

Propelled by the story of Joe “Kong” Allen and his gorgeous, treacherous wife, Doom Fox is the last in Iceberg Slim’s legendary series of underground novels. Written in 1978 and unpublished until now, Doom Fox is a tale of the ...