FOF #2894 – Lovecraft Country, Trashy Novels and Morality Tales from the Hood

Sep 16, 2020 · 1985 views

Rachel Hall surrounded by mountains of wonderfully ridiculous self published books. Photo: Fausto Fernós.

Sometimes the urge to write is so strong that you can’t wait for a publisher to show the world the masterpiece in your mind.

Thankfully in the digital age it’s easy to self publish but who exactly is going to read a book titled “This Hoe Got Roaches Up in Her Crib?”

In the new podcast “The Hood Novel Book Club” comedian Rachel Hall looks at wonderfully weird books about the modern black experience that were written by self published authors with hilarious results.

Today, Rachel Hall joins us to take a look at trashy books, morality tales and science fiction from the perspective of great and not so great black authors.


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Lil’ Nas X is putting out a children’s book all about the C word.

Madonna is going to co write and direct her own biopic.

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