Enjoyed reading the novel precious by Sapphire recently. Apparently it's based on her novel PUSH, which has been turned into a film. I'm not quite sure how that works - whether it's just the title that's been changed, whether the original novel is significantly different, or what - but I like it all the same. Particularly liked the eye dialect - am always a sucker for this if it's done well (The Catcher in the Rye, Of Mice and Men) and Sapphire does it superbly. It reflects the narrator's low literacy and makes the story of her systematic abuse (by her parents) all the more poignant. A powerful story.