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Working as a critic, I began writing professionally in response to the film I’m Gonna Git You Sucka by Keenan Ivory Wayans. I felt that the film was a dirty trick to promote African American stereotypes while purporting to satirize them. It signaled a move since further exploited by artists such as Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino in their likewise demeaning works, though very few critics seem to notice.
My novels, The Ape is Dead! and Scott Free, feature African American protagonists, who defy stereotypes, and all varieties of racism, while pursuing their own unique spaces and creative outlets.
The Ape is Dead! has been published by Crimson Cloak Publishing and is currently available in both print and eBook form. An excerpt, The Ignored and The Despised, is the lead short story of Crimson Cloak's literary anthology Love Matters. Additional excerpts appear in Akashic Books, Hobart magazine, Crescendo City magazine, and great weather for MEDIA literary anthology.
Excerpts from my second novel, Scott Free, are featured in Moonshot magazine and Akashic Books.
I am also the author of the screenplay Love is Crazy, a Writer’s Digest award-winner.
I studied literature at Columbia University, and I currently lecture at several New York City universities.
I live in New York City.
This member has not published any books.