Popular African American Mystery Books
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The one caveat is, although most of my work is broadly categorized as science-fiction—dealing as it has with alternate versions of contemporary reality—my roots are much more in mystery. I wish I had the wisdom and the knowledge base to give you a comprehensive study or analysis of the history and role of African Americans in mystery fiction.
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They include an Ivy League professor, an ex-CIA agent, a volatile ex-cop, a journalist, a domestic worker, an attorney, a Ph. Among them are single parents, foster parents, an orphan, and lesbians. They have starred in movies. They work in the past and the present. They are biracial. They partner with white colleagues. They are African American detectives created by African American mystery writers whose lives are as varied as their fictional characters.
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The Woman of Mystery (FULL Audiobook)
In a genre that has historically lacked diversity, six writers of color discuss overcoming the challenge of breaking in and the current climate for crime, mystery and thriller fiction. In the piece, Hall discusses her experience being one of only a few black writers at annual mystery conferences. These pieces remind one that racial and ethnic misunderstanding—not to mention indifference and outright hostility—remain all too common in the literary world. But there are those of us who still harbor a twisted desire to stake our claim in a genre that often capitalizes on our neighborhoods. The large publishing houses connect with mystery readers through conventions and other activities that skew older and white. Sure, the genre is mostly white; so, too, is the readership. How many people got that, I wonder.
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