Re: RARA-AVIS: Prison Writers

Mark Sullivan (
Mon, 19 Oct 1998 18:03:11 -0400 (EDT) I agree with Robert Skinner that Himes' acolytes at Holloway House are
not in the same league as Chester Himes, himself, but then again, who
is. (Has anyone suggested a Himes book for a mothly reading?)

However, Jess Mowry (Way Past Cool, Rats in the Trees and, published by
Holloway, Children of the Night) and Nathan Heard (Howard Street and I
think a few others are coming back into print) are both stylists who
write well while telling stories that some might too easily dismiss as
mere blaxploitation fare.


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