Monday, March 27, 2006

Black Books and Diversity

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.
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3 comments:

Brown Braided Woman said...

There is always the "literati" judging whats out there and who's reading it.


I believe there is a book for every person. It all depends on what your mind is hungry for, and what you feed it.

Bestselling Author, Pontif. said...

And, of course, that it is appropriately categorized.

Cincinnati NAMjA said...

Kindred is a kick ass book. i had to read it for an AFAM Lit classe a few years ago and was totally blown away by it. So sad that she had to leave us so early. Kind of like Sarah Vaghn. Ever since I was a shilc I have wanted to see her perform live, but she left this world before I got a chance. A shame. I also wnated to let you know that I will be linking your blog to me blog, namjablog.blogspot.com