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Reviews for Crystelle Mourning

Crystelle Mourning by Eisa Ulen

"...a rhythmic flow of words and descriptive detail..." -- Uptown Magazine

"Ulen wisely takes her time revealing Crystelle's pain, creating an authentic quality to her story." -- Essence

"Brilliant and beautifully-written prose" -- Midwest Book Review

"This novel is beautifully written, replete with complex characters and rich imagery." -- Speak EZ Online Magazine

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Barnes and Noble Book Clubs
- Crystal Clear, interview with Jill Dearman

Washington Post
- by Kuwana Haulsey: The Glory of Love

Smart Black Books
- by Elle Evette

Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature
- by RaShell R. Smith-Spears

Black Issues Book Review
"These characters draw breath and interact with a flow and grace unlike so many novels published today -- A marvelous read." -- Robert Fleming in Black Issues Book Review's Blacks & Books

National Public Radio
- Forgiveness is good for the soul, but it's often difficult.

Tayari Jones Blog
- Shot Up, Locked Up, or Somethin' by Eisa Ulen

Royal Gazette
- by Jessie Moniz: How a passing comment in the street led to a novel

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Crystelle Mourning
written by Eisa Nefertari Ulen
Atria, August 2006
Hardcover, 224 pages
ISBN-10: 0-7432-7758-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-7758-7

For more information, or to purchase the book, please visit:
- Simon & Schuster

Links to publications:

Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature
by Tarshia L. Stanley (Editor)
This encyclopedia defines the world of Hip Hop literature for students and general readers. Included are more than 180 alphabetically entries on authors, genres, and works, as well as on the musical artists, fashion designers, directors, and other figures who make up the context of Hip Hop literature.


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