Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 22:01:43 +0000 From: Raelene Diamonds Subject: **Powerful Novels About Black Folks**
****Please pass along the following message to members of our community.
There is a novel about black people entitled PSEUDO COOL that cannot be found inside local bookstores. Why? Because it's always hard to find books written by black people that tell the TRUTH about the black experience.
PSEUDO COOL was written by a black student named Joseph Green who graduated from Stanford University.
PSEUDO COOL describes several racist incidents and the struggle of a Black Student Union to recover from the death of its leader and add cultural diversity to the university's curriculum.
PSEUDO COOL has also been unfairly criticized for its so-called graphic sex scenes, language, and descriptions of prostitution and drug abuse.
Well, it seems that for whatever reason, even though Stanford University is never directly mentioned in the novel, some folks are saying that it paints too harsh a picture of the minority student experience at Stanford University.
Others are saying that PSEUDO COOL presents a very true picture of what happens to a lot of black students at predominately white universities.
Although the book sold more than 150 copies in a single day in its debut at Stanford University, PSEUDO COOL was never made available nationwide!
Mr. Green has stated, "They don't want this book to get too popular because it's fiction that does tell a TRUTH about a very challenging experience many black people go through at these white universities."
However, thanks to the power of the Internet, PSEUDO COOL is available at Amazon.com…or Barnesandnoble.com…..or Borders.com at 1-800-770-7811.
Mr. Green's latest novel, SOULS BIZARRE, about five black Stanford University graduates looking for love and success while battling racism in East Palo Alto, California, is now also widely available. (Because of the somewhat shocking cover, you won't find a picture of this book on the Internet!)
Please spread the word about these two powerful novels: SOULS BIZARRE and PSEUDO COOL. And next time you're in a bookstore, ask WHY they don't carry these two novels.