The Backstory


BlackFaceType came to me as a name and web site out of my want to find more literary discussions and suggestions on black literary writers. For me, everything I found was either urban lit or religious fiction–neither I am a fan of.

On mainstream sites, Toni Morrison, Zadie Smith and Colson Whitehead made up the trilogy of black writers up for discussion.

But there is more out there and this site’s goal is to introduce readers to writers who by definition are “others.” Writers who deal with sexuality, race, economics, religion and humor to illustrate their world as they see and wish it where.

That is not to say we won’t discuss other types of writers because we live in a world where everyone must exist–though they might not want to–together.

If you are interested in writing for or submitting books to the site, please feel free to send them along. I can be reached at

Thank you


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