May 2007

Reading Recommendations · Urban Fiction

Urban fiction is a genre portraying African American, or sometimes Latino, characters on the gritty streets of the city where their lives are circumscribed by racism, drugs, violence, and sex.

Love and Interpersonal Relationships

cover of Men Cry in the Dark by Michael Baisden

Men Cry in the Dark

Michael Baisden

Chasing Destiny

Eric Jerome Dickey

Night Work

Nelson George

Do You Take This Woman?

R. M. Johnson

God Don’t Play

Mary Monroe

Changing Faces

Kimberla Lawson Roby

What They Want

Omar Tyree

Crime, Criminals, & Life on the Street

cover of Sheisty by T.N. Baker


T. N. Baker

White Lines

Tracy Brown


Quentin Carter

Payback is a Mutha

Wahida Clark

Hold U Down

Keisha Ervin


Roy Glenn

B-More Careful

Shannon Holmes

Little Black Girl Lost

Keith Lee Johnson

Hood Rat


Love Don’t Live Here No More

Snoop Dogg and David E. Talbot

The Coldest Winter Ever

Sister Souljah

Dirty Red

Vickie Stringer

A Hustler's Wife

Nikki Turner

Deadly Reigns

Teri Woods

Spicy Hot Romances

cover of Poison Ivy by Travis Vp. Fox

Poison Ivy

Travis Vp. Fox

Too Close for Comfort

La Jill Hunt

The Aftermath

J. Anna

Ebony Angel

Deatri King-Bey

Strip Poker

Lisa Lawrence
Cover of Down Chick

Down Chick

Mallori McNeal

Dr. Feelgood

Marissa Montheilh

The Ex-Factor

Tu-Shonda Whitaker


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