Promoting Hip-Hop Culture to Read Blackface Giveaway Print
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Wednesday, 15 March 2006 05:27

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Thank you to everyone who entered., in our quest to get the hip-hop generation energized about reading, is proud to offer a superb giveaway from Q.B. Wells, in association with Art Official Media; for Q.B. Wells new novel ‘Blackface’.

‘Blackface’ is an Urban Novel that will definitely interest those of the hip-hop culture, since it deals with many things that surround hip-hop culture. The novel paints a riveting portrait of inner-city life, gang culture and issues of race.

In ‘Blackface’, Clinton Ray aka Black is at the center. Black competes for his mother’s affection towards a white child whom she takes care of. Frustrated with the darkness of his skin, at one point he scrubs his face with steel wool soaked in bleach. Ray believes that his mother loves the white child more than him because of the color of his skin. To protect his mother, he runs away from home to live on the mean streets of Chicago.

To register for this give away send an email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and write ‘Blackface’ in the subject line. The give away will end April 15th, 2006 so get in on this. Winners will be notified by email and at that time you will be asked for your mailing address (NO P.O. Boxes Please).

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Knowledge is POWER – Please read if not this book – any book that catches your interest and that will grab your attention and teach.

“I hope to get young urban males specifically and people in general to read more,” says Wells. “I hoped people would look at the modern minstrel-like characters depicted in ‘Blackface’ and begin to tell a wider realm of stories. The urban culture and urban literature is much more than just pimps, prostitutes and drug dealers. The issues are much more complex and should be reflected in the literature.”

Q.B. Wells is an author and editor of The Urbania webzine at , and founder of Art Official Media LLC. A former Baltimore City teacher, Wells holds a M.S. in Professional Writing from Towson University and a B.A. from Columbia College. He currently resides in Baltimore, MD.

Also see past post on ''Blackface'' HERE.