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Mama Black Widow

Iceberg Slim

ISBN 9780870679315
Publish Date 1/1/2008
Format Paperback
Categories Holloway House Classics
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Author Robert Beck, better known by his ghetto pseudonym, “Iceberg Slim”, tells the story of Otis Tilson, an incredibly comely and tragic homosexual queen. The dialogue is in the gut idiom of the queer--the black ghetto--the Deep South--the underworld--the world of Iceberg Slim, Otis Tilson, and his family. It is the story of the black men living in ghetto torture chambers, men who have been and continue to be niggerized and deballed by the poisonous pus of the double-standard justice, racial bigotry, and criminal economic freeze-out, and of the price paid by their children. In this case, Otis Tilson, his older brother, and two beautiful children. In this case, Otis Tilson, his older brother, and two beautiful sisters are adrift in the dark world of pimpdom and crime and violence, where good is condemned and evil applauded. This is Robert Beck’s most vivid portrait of ghetto life--a masterpiece!

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