Black Authors : E Lynn Harris (RIP)

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  1. Amnat77

    Amnat77 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    He died so young. Anybody familiar with his work?
     
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    He is basically a fiction pioneer. If it wasn't for E Lynn Harris, J.L King would not have had the guts to write "On the down low" and Keith Boykin would not have piggy backed off of J.L King when he wrote "Beyond the down low"

    However, J.L King and Keith Boykin don't come any where near E Lyn Harris. E.Lynn Harris's writings were classy and tactful.


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    have read a few of his books

     
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    I haven't read anything by him in about 11 years or so. I really enjoyed "Invisible life","Just as I am" and " If this world were mine" but after that, his writing style seem to change, almost as if he was on a publishing schedule, so after that last book I mentioned, I didn't read anything else by him.


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