Review: Our Color, Our Kind

28 Jan

Note: the following is from North Bay Media


Our Color, Our Kind

Luther C. Wallace III

Paperback: 200 pages

Publisher: Authorhouse (August 31, 2005)

Language: English

ISBN: 1420865099

Product Dimensions: 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.5 inches


In 2005, Luther C. Wallace III wrote Our Color, Our Kind in what’s described as ‘ a male bedside reader’. Unfortunately, he will never enjoy the fruits of his labor as he passed away later in the year. However in this posthumous collection of short stories, Mr. Wallace’s deft but insightful storytelling is a pure delight for the readers who will never get to know the real Luther C. Wallace, except through his words.

In Our Color, Our Kind, you witness stories of a couple who through their son’s violent act, are forced to face the hideous fact everything they’ve gain, they might lose in ‘Rage Noir’; ‘Mack Daddy’ is a wonderful change of pace showing  why players get played, a black woman gets an education in “B’FUPY and the Native’, speaking of education, one man learns quite a lot from a lover in “Education Is a Dangerous Thing”, “What’s Wrong with Me?” deals with the addiction that has many people asking the same thing, and “I See the Party Lights” shows us the folly of war and the results of veterans who witness the atrocities of it.

The book takes an extraordinary view into the black experience through objective eyes and Mr. Wallace definitely displayed the skills of a great writer. His literary candor is excellent, his characters riveting. You feel pathos and disgust towards them while at the same time, you feel the pain, the joys and the life of a man or woman in ebony skin goes through on a daily basis.

Our Color, Our Kind is truly a gift from a great man who shares the human condition of this life through well-written tales and our place in it.


-Charles L. Chatmon

Author of The Depths of My Soul

and The Voices of South Central


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    January 28, 2013 at 3:18 pm

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