8 Urban Fiction Authors Who Overcame Prison And Forged Lucrative Careers

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Jihad

Seven years in federal prison served Jihad well. It awakened his conscious to the issues plaguing the African-American community and inspired him to begin writing and using his experiences to motivate others to achieve the impossible. After signing a deal with Envisions Publishing, Jihad created the Jihad Uhuru Wake-Up Everybody Foundation and began creating thought-provoking characters for his popular novels, including Preacherman Blues, Preacherman Blues II, and Baby Girl. As an award-winning novelist and Essence bestseller, Jihad is nine novels into his blossoming career and is in the process of adapting Baby Girl into a screenplay.

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