Friday, October 28, 2011

Urban Fiction

Urban Fiction, primarily written by and about African Americans,  is a genre that emerged largely in the 1960's with the writings of Donald Goines, Claude Brown, and Richard Wright. The publication of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, while a non-fiction work, is an urban coming-of-age story that became standard reading for many African-American teenagers and furthered the genre's growth.    In later years Sister Souljah, and  Sapphire  were among authors who added more selections to the genre. 

For more Urban Fiction authors, check out the list below.
Kevin Baker
Virginia DeBerry
E. Lynn Harris
Solomon Jones
William Henry Lewis
Dinaw Mengestu
Mary  B. Morrison
Kiki Swinson
Nikki Turner
Omar Tyree

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