Pimping Fictions

African American Crime Literature and the Untold Story of of Black Pulp Publishing

Pimping Fictions Book CoverJustin Gifford is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno.

He has used archival material to write Pimping Fictions, a literary and cultural history of African American crime fiction. Some popular authors from this genre include Chester Himes, Donald Goins and IceBerg Slim (Robert Beck).