“Harper has embarked on something we need more of in teen fiction – novels about African Americans and hip-hop culture where ethnicity is not the central plight. We hope to see more of Adrian’s future work as he continues to fill the holes in teen fiction.” Brave & Brass book blog
I firmly believe that urban teens would read more if there were more books targeted toward them and young adult males would read more if there were more books that empowered them.
This is why I wrote, and ultimately self published Night Biters because the notion of any culture with no desire to read is rediculous. The truth is they refuse to read what the industry is putting out, and the powers that be figure, if they not reading what I find interesting then apparently their not interested in literature. Its good to see that other authors are running into this obstacle and proving the industry wrong
Not a lot of Caribbean readers are as into SF. I think this stems from something my friend Dave Kirtley pointed out. He’d asked a friend to go see a genre movie and the person said that among minorities genre wasn’t interesting because the minorities always died, died for the white people, or just plain didn’t exist. It’s hard to want to participate or enjoy a medium that treats you like that.” Says Tobias Buckell the Sci-Fi author of the novel Crystal Rain says in an Memetherapy interview click here
What’s been most exciting about Crystal Rain is that it seems to be selling well, which is hopefully a blow to the argument put forth by some that readers in our genre won’t buy books with minority main characters or minorities on the cover of the book.
If African Americans Don’t Read Whats With All the Ghetto Lit?
TRUTH Minista Paul Scott is a minister, writer, lecturer and activist. He has been a guest on talk shows across the country discussing the issues of Rap,Race,Religion and Revolution.In this Pod Cast he take on the notion if African American’s don’t read what’s with the glut of Ghetto Lit?
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