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Endemol Shine India has optioned YOU BENEATH YOUR SKIN to develop as a multi-part drama series, with all proceeds from the option going towards social enterprises in Biswas’ native New Delhi.
Expand Your Reading
Chester B. Himes (1909-1984), author of the best-selling novel If He Hollers Let Him Go, was the twentieth century’s most prolific black writer. He is best known for his hard-boiled detective stories including Cotton Comes to Harlem, featuring black New York City police detectives Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson.
A film was made of Cotton Comes to Harlem. Himes began writing while incarcerated for seven years in the Ohio State Penitentiary starting at the age of 19. He lived abroad first in Paris and then in Moraira, Spain. Chester B. Himes: a Biography by Lawrence P. Jackson was just published in 2017.
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