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Re: [Fwd: What Happen to the Great African American Author?]

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  • Chris Hayden
    (The great African American author is out there. He and She are just like the great White American author, nobody is reading them. I hate it when people try
    Message 1 of 56 , Oct 15, 2007
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      (The great African American author is out there. He and She are just
      like the great White American author, nobody is reading them.

      I hate it when people try to act like black folks are doing something
      that white folks are not. A majority of WHITE adults in this country
      did not read even one book last year.

      Those that are reading are reading trash. Don't tell me you equate
      Dean L. Koontz and J.K. Rowling with Hemingway, Mailer, Shakespeare,
      et al.

      This is sour grapes.

      When you set out to write literary fiction you resign yourself to
      obscurity. If the literary authors are so damn good they will write
      something that will put the so called trashy authors to shame and
      outsell them.

      But they can't, can they?)

      --- In SciFiNoir_Lit@yahoogroups.com, "Tracey de Morsella (formerly
      Tracey L. Minor)" <tdlists@...> wrote:
      >
      > -------- Original Message --------
      > Subject: What Happen to the Great African American Author?
      > Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 22:25:55 -0500
      > To: soulive-susan@... <soulive-
      susan@...>
      >
      >
      >
      > What Happen to the Great
      > African American Author?
      > by LaShelle Turner
      > <http://www.thesop.org/html/writers.php?writer=turner> Posted
      October
      > 12, 2007
      >
      > Something is inherently wrong with the publishing industry
      > <http://www.thesop.org/article.php?id=7762#> when former hip hop
      video
      > star, Karrine Steffans, is the most interviewed and talked about
      African
      > American author this year.
    • David Major
      Cool, not sad. An SF novel with plenty of ethnicity, sex and religion. And then some more sex, for good measure. I reckon anyone could knock out a plot line in
      Message 56 of 56 , Oct 14, 2007
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        Cool, not sad.

        An SF novel with plenty of ethnicity, sex and religion. And then some more sex, for good measure.

        I reckon anyone could knock out a plot line in a couple of hours.

        /d

        ----- Original Message ----
        From: sancochojo <mccartjf@...>
        To: SciFiNoir_Lit@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Monday, 15 October, 2007 6:27:53 AM
        Subject: [SciFiNoir Lit] Re: [Fwd: What Happen to the Great African American Author?]













        It has nothing to do with the publishing company. It is clear what

        Black America likes to read and their are many Black publishing

        companies out there and there are a lot of Black book stores to get

        even small writers noticed. The issue is content that we choose to read.



        Sex sex and more sex. And after that Religious books. So ironic in a

        way that those two are at the top of the charts.



        Very sad.














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