Gangs and literature have a rich, complex history. Gang members have written and been written about across mediums for centuries. Literature acts as a mechanism for gang members to tell their version of the story and reflect our impressions of them.
The following dives into books and poetry written autobiographically by gang members, ex-gang members and those touched by gangs. This wiki also explores the depiction of gangs in fictional literature. We analyze style, purpose, content, rhetoric and more in various works.