Re: RARA-AVIS: Stagger Lee and Blaxploitation books

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 30 Mar 2000

Mark Sullivan wrote:

> So, can anyone point me towards contemporary Stagger Lees or has this
> folk hero outlived his usefulness, at least on the written page,
> returning to the oral tradition of rap?

Maybe this is not what you meant, but have you read Gini Sikes's "8 Ball Chicks"? It tells about the female teenage gangs in Los Angeles and Texas. There are some pretty Stagger Lees, even though female, in the bunch.


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