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  • Mama Black Widow

  • By: Iceberg Slim
  • Narrated by: Bobby Spears
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Mama Black Widow tells the tragic story of Otis Tilson, a stunning black drag queen trapped in a cruel queer ghetto underworld. In hopes of escaping the racial bigotry andeconomic injustice of the South, Otis' family journeys north from their plantation to an urban promised land. Once in Chicago, Otis and his siblings become prisoners to a wasteland of violence, crime, prostitution, and rape. This is the gut-wrenching tale of the destruction of a family and the truest portrayal of homosexuality in the ghetto ever told.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark, gritty and hard... Awesome!

  • By Matthew S. Hill on 07-02-15

It was great

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Reviewed: 08-26-18

Yes I found this book to be so relevant still. . Sad how much things have not changed.