Found this cool article on the diversity of books written by and about black people.
It's a good article, especially since so much attention has been given paid to people's concerns about "street lit," and the number of young folks reading that genre. Street lit may make some bestseller lists, but they're not the only type of black books out there.
Good (and short) article putting things into perspective. Oh yeah, and I did finish Octavia Butler's novel, Kindred. So glad I finally read it.