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** EXCLUSIVE SAMPLE **

From 'Young, Rich and Black': “Human relationships are complicated,” Rashad said. “You can’t rig that shit. It just happens the way it happens.” Zora said nothing, keeping her hands folded on her lap, listening to him talk. Usually, she loved listening to Shad talk. He had such agency of expression, such complete command of his… Continue reading ** EXCLUSIVE SAMPLE **

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‘Young, Rich & Black’: An Afterwards Novella

SAMPLE SUNDAY: From 'Young, Rich & Black: An Afterwards Novella' “Didn’t I just see you last night?” Phone up against his ear, Deuce watched from the other side of the barbershop as his father got the finishing touches on his shave. His own haircut had been done for a little while, and when he got… Continue reading ‘Young, Rich & Black’: An Afterwards Novella

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Review of ‘Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever’

Books are like movies. There's rarely ever a new plot out there. In fact, every single book ever written is probably a variation of one of five basic plots, in my opinion. So it takes some skill to make what you write seem like something completely new. It takes even more skill to pull off… Continue reading Review of ‘Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever’

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Voice Part III

I've been super-busy these last several days with my other work - you know, the non-writing job that distracts me from my true love. But I did promise to post books that I think are strong examples of unique 'voices' in writing. And this one, is perhaps my favorite. 'Possessing the Secret of Joy' by… Continue reading Voice Part III

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Voice Part II – ‘Caucasia’ by Danzy Senna

I won't review this book here, except to say that I gave it five stars. One of the reasons I loved it was not just the unique nature of the voice, and of the situation it portrays, but because it is about several of my favorite topics: race, identity, and relationships. And as a bonus,… Continue reading Voice Part II – ‘Caucasia’ by Danzy Senna