His first novel "Ghetto Sketches" is REQUIRED reading at the University of Nevada. The Classic movie "Monkey Hustle" was based on one of his short stories. He won a NAACP IMAGE AWARD for writing an episode called "Old Sister" for Alex Haley's Palmerstown USA.
Maybe if Odie Hawkins had written about PIMPS and HOES he'd be alot more famous.
Odie Hawkins the Underground Master! A Modern Day Jean Genet!
The Next Installment of "Black and Brown on the Blue Line" 4-6-11