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What is Urban/Street Lit?

Urban/Street Lit is a genre set in an urban landscape which is defined by socioeconomic realities and culture in a city. The tone for urban fiction is usually dark, focusing on the underside of city living. Profanity, sex, and violence are explicit, with the writer not shying away from or watering-down the material. Most authors of this genre draw upon their past experiences to depict their storylines. These stories have seen a renaissance of not only street fiction but a rise in Hip Hop, dominating female influences and Latino stories.

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