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Publishing Company Called Out over 'Ghetto Lit'

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Publishing Company Called Out over 'Ghetto Lit'

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Publishing Company Called Out over 'Ghetto Lit'

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Author Terry McMillan sent a letter to Simon & Schuster's head editors, blasting them and the publishing world for publishing and promoting so-called "ghetto lit," which is often referred to as urban literature and urban fiction.

The genre often shows the most outrageously pathological part of black life.

Many esteemed black authors have been equally dismayed, but the McMillan broadside is now loosening lips.

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