Black Heat by Norman Kelley
A Nina Halligan Mystery

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BLACK HEAT is Norman Kelley's novelistic exploration of the turbulent legacy of the 1960s black liberation movement-its continuance in a watered-down post-nationalist Afrocentrism, its perversion in the media-driven, get-rich schemes of the black bourgeoisie. Caught in the crossfire is the intrepid and resourceful Nina Halligan-formerly a Brooklyn assistant district attorney, now a private investigator-who searches for the missing daughter of a slain civil-rights leader while grappling with her own rage concerning the murder of her family. "Kelley pushes a heavy thumb on hot-button issues of black politics: Afrocentrism; the appeal of televangelism; what it means to be authentically black; FBI dirty tricks against civil-rights leaders"-Publishers Weekly.

About Norman Kelley

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Kelley is a freelance journalist, author, ex-intellectual, and producer at WBAI 99.5 FM Pacifica Radio in New York.
Published January 1, 1997 by Cool Grove Press. 262 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Corruption and rivalry among revered black leaders make life dangerous for Nina and her new beau, journalist Dexter Pierson, as they race against the clock to rescue Malika and expose the hypocrisy.

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Fans of Norman Kelley's The Big Mango (starred review, Forecasts, Sept.

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