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Mama Black Widow by SLIM, Iceberg (Beck, Robert) - 1969

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Mama Black Widow by SLIM, Iceberg (Beck, Robert) - 1969

Mama Black Widow

by SLIM, Iceberg (Beck, Robert)

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Los Angeles: Holloway House, 1969. First Printing. Small octavo. (18 cm.) 320 pp. Paperback original. Photo-illustrated titles in black on front and spine, with photo-image of author on verso. Publisher serial number #HH-176 above title and on spine indicating First Printing. Stray pen mark on spine, not affecting type. Minor edgewear to bottom corners. Slight embrowning to pages. Book neat, tight and unmarked. Overall Very Good. "Adult Reading"<br /> <br /> <br /> Alias, Robert Beck. Alias Robert Maupin. Pimp, hustler, writer. Street and pen name, Iceberg Slim. Writing grim, noirish tales about Black street life when he wasn't hustling or pimping women, Iceberg Slim has become a legend of the lowdown since his death in 1992. When he was too old to pimp, according to Beck himself, and encouraged by his wife, Beck committed himself to writing books about his experiences in the criminal underworld. Money could be made if you lived without your soul, the poor were forsaken and the exotic and beautiful were to be exploited. Like fellow shameless author, James Joyce, Iceberg Slim writes of truth and language and outrage -- in search of the human condition. In "Mama Black Widow", a young, Black, Gay man must come to terms with a vicious, uncaring world and learn to live a dangerous but more truthful life in the shadows and on the streets. Recognized for his lurid style and his unglamorized portraits of fellow pimps, prostitutes, thieves, racist psychotic cops and fringe dwellers, the best-selling books of Iceberg Slim ushered in the era of "Black Exploitation" influencing 1960s cinema and eventually Hip Hop culture. The movie rights to "Mama Black Widow" have been acquired but don't take the kids -- it will most likely have an "R" rating.
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  • Publisher Holloway House
  • Place of Publication Los Angeles
  • Date Published 1969

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Mama Black Widow

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Mama Black Widow: A Novel (Old School Books)
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Mama Black Widow: A Novel (Old School Books)

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Mama Black Widow : A Story of the South's Black Underworld
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Cash Money Content, May 2013. Trade Paperback . Very Good. 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. 'Mama Black Widow' is the nickname of Otis Tilson, a comely and tragic black queen adrift with his brothers and sisters in the dark ghetto world of pimpdom and violent crime. His story is told in the gut-level language of the homosexual underworld--an unforgettable testament of life lived on the margins of a racist and predatory urban hell.
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