Commentary: Remembering E. Lynn Harris

I still can't believe it. It's been a year since the passing of my friend, mentor, and literary giant E. Lynn Harris. The man behind the movement, yes, a movement in Black literature. And, not just literature, but a movement in the Black community. Because of E. Lynn Harris, the world was made privy to the lives and relationships of down low and gay men of color, oftentimes complex, through his two main characters Raymond and Basil. Their lives played out like a soap opera. And, with each book E. Lynn put out, Black women, and Black men, lined up at bookstores to get their next fix of the love triangle E. Lynn lovingly and daringly wrote about...


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