Mama Black Widow by Iceberg Slim
A Novel (Old School Books)

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Mama Black Widow tells the tragic story of Otis Tilson, a stunning black drag queen trapped in a cruel queer ghetto underworld. In hopes of escaping the racial bigotry and economic injustice of the South, Otis’ family journeys north from their plantation to an urban promised land. Once in Chicago Otis and his brother and sisters become prisoners to a wasteland of violence, crime, prostitution and rape. This is the gut-wrenching tale of the destruction of a family and the truest portrayal of homosexuality in the ghetto ever told.

About Iceberg Slim

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Iceberg Slim was the pseudonym of Robert Beck, a longtime pimp whose novels for Holloway House, including Pimp and Trick Baby, made him the best-selling black novelist in American history.
Published May 7, 2013 by Cash Money Content. 258 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A pimp who began writing in prison, Slim (Pimp: Story of My Life) filled his stories with the intricacies of pimping, drug dealing, numbers running and all manner of urban hustling, and between the mid-1960s and the mid '70s became the bestselling black novelist in American history.

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Mama Black Widow is much more a book about black on black crime than overt racism.

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