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The Hit And The Long Night
Julian Mayfield; Phillip M. Richards, fwd.

Northeastern Library of Black Literature

1989 • 410 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4"
African-American Fiction / African-American Studies

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These two novels center on the numbers game and the consequences befalling those who "hit" as well as those who lose; together they represent an important transition between earlier black writers, such as Langston Hughes, and the more militant voices of the sixties and seventies.