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Urban fiction, or "street lit", are books that are gritty, raw and set in a dangerous or violent urban landscape. The storylines of these books tend to focus on tough African American characters with strong themes of survival by any means necessary. Street lit can also be referred to as "hip-hop lit" or "gansta lit". There is very often frank treatment of drugs, sex and violence and the books are written in a very casual style, often times with non-standard grammar and slang. --"Urban Grit: A Guide to Street Lit".

Urban fiction is increasing in popularity and can offer a different perspective from standard mainstream literature.

 

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