Mama Black Widow
by Iceberg Slim
Author Robert Beck, better known by his ghetto pseudonym, "Iceberg Slim", tells the story of Otis Tilson, an incredibly comely
and tragic homosexual queen. The dialogue is in the gut idiom of the queer-the black ghetto-the Deep South-the underworld-the
world of Iceberg Slim, Otis Tilson, and his family. It is the story of black men living in the ghetto torture chambers, men who have been
and continue to be niggerized and deballed by the poisonous pus of the double-standard justice, racial bigotry, and criminal economic freeze-out, and
of the price paid by their children. In this case, Otis Tilson, his older brother, and two beautiful sisters are adrift in the dark world of pimpdom and
crime and violence, where good is condemned and evil applauded. This is Robert Beck's most vivid portrait of ghetto life- a masterpiece!