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Street Fiction: What Is It and What Does It Mean for English Teachers?
Marc Lamont Hill, Biany Pérez and Decoteau J. Irby
The English Journal
Vol. 97, No. 3 (Jan., 2008), pp. 76-81
Published by: National Council of Teachers of English
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30046836
Page Count: 6
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Street fiction is a popular new genre of novels that focus on contemporary urban life. Marc Lamont Hill, Biany Perez, and Decoteau J. Irby introduce this genre, describing what it is, who writes it, and who reads it. They also offer critiques of the genre and strategies for linking street fiction to the English classroom.
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