Black interest or Urban Interest
I never really liked the name of the genre "Black Interest". I don't maybe I felt like we were being put in some sort of category and that no one else beside us would be interested in these books. I always liked the idea of being called Urban Fiction or something. Upon further investigation, I see that the genre is called Urban Fiction these days or African American fiction.
While I haven't read the genre in ages, there are some amazing novels that I read in my teenage years that are worth highlighting.
Midnight", however, I do not recommend.
I may or may not have read all of these books that Dickey wrote. We passed around a few books when I was in high school. We were intensely intellectual but wanted to give our brains a break from dense textbooks and formulas with some entertaining romance books. Click on the images to check them out on Amazon.
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Now, I never read this, but always saw this sitting on my Dad's nightstand. It looked like a book I wasn't supposed to read so I never did! But now that I'm an adult, I think I'm going to read all of the books he wrote.