Mama Black Widow

Mama Black Widow

Paperback - 2013 | First trade paperback edition.
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The most gritty and real illustration of the black ghetto ever told, from the only man capable of telling it, Iceberg Slim, bestselling author of Pimp. Iceberg Slim's story is now depicted in a major motion picture distributed worldwide. Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp shows Slim's transformation from pimp to the author of 7 classic books.

Mama Black Widow tells the tragic story of Otis Tilson, a stunning black drag queen trapped in a cruel queer ghetto underworld. In hopes of escaping the racial bigotry and economic injustice of the South, Otis' family journeys north from their plantation to an urban promised land. Once in Chicago Otis and his brother and sisters become prisoners to a wasteland of violence, crime, prostitution and rape. This is the gut-wrenching tale of the destruction of a family and the truest portrayal of homosexuality in the ghetto ever told.
Publisher: [United States] : Cash Money Content, 2013.
Edition: First trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781936399192
Branch Call Number: UF
Characteristics: 244 pages ; 21 cm.


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Nov 30, 2012

good book. can be difficult to read at times due to slang and phonetic spelling/grammar. he draws you into the "mama" character very well. its my second time reading this book and it actually seemed like i've never read it before.


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