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"For students and general readers, Stanley (English, Spelman College) presents an encyclopedia of hip hop literature that contains about 180 alphabetical entries on fiction and memoirs written by and for members of the hip hop generation, including Love Don't Live Here No More and Flyy Girl, as well as discussion of individuals such as activists, cultural critics, performers, novelists and playwrights; concepts like postmodernism and the spoken word movement; cultural criticism; key films such as Boyz N The Hood; magazines; books on music and black popular culture; publishers; and poetry."
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Surveys the world of Hip Hop literature through more than 180 alphabetically arranged entries by expert contributors.
Dr. Marcella Runell Hall (1975 - present) was born in Washington, D.C., raised in NJ & NY, and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Hall, a social justice scholar and author is a clinical faculty member in the Silver School of Social Work and founding co-director of the 'Of Many' Institute for Multifaith Leadership at New York University. Hall has won numerous awards for writing, teaching and activism including the Indie Excellence Award for Social Change for "Love, Race & Liberation" and the AAC&U Future Scholar Award. Hall has also written for the New York Times Learning Network and many other journals and publications.