Thursday, September 06, 2007

but no one remembers it

U.S and British booksellers have weighed in on the highly regarded Lawrence Hill novel "The Book of Negroes," and are feeling a bit "squeamish" about it.
Therefore, in a move to make the book seem more "literary" international editions will be titled "Someone Knows My Name."
Says Essence book editor Patrik Henry Bass, ""Someone Knows My Name is lyrical," he said. "It says 'literary novel.' The Book of Negroes, not so much."
Because the public is crazy for literary novels. Can't get enough of 'em.
Somewhere Gil Scott-Heron is laughing until he drops.

Posted by Dave

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