Preview “Behind Those Books” (An Inside Look At The Urban Lit Industry)

Described as “the first and only comprehensive documentation, on film, of the urban literature genre, giving viewers a raw and uncut look inside the emerging industry…,” chronicling… “the evolution of Street Fiction through interviews with pioneer authors, industry insiders, fans, activists, Hip-Hop artists, book clubs, editors, literary agents, vendors and the like.”

Behind Those Books is executive produced by Mark Manderson & Elaine Watkins; Written & produced by Kaven Brown; Associate producer Franchesca Ho Sang; Edited & directed by Mills Miller.

The film features: Terry McMillan, Zane, Nikki Turner, Omar Tyree, Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, Kevin Powell, Teri Woods, Vickie Stringer, Anthony Whyte, Treasure E. Blue,… and several others.

So what side of the fence do you stand? The side that says so-called “urban lit” is shit and shouldn’t be read at all, or the side that says, “well, at least, folks are reading,” and that it’s a start, or is there some happy middle?
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