Octavia Butler – Master Cultural Translator

The following essay appears in Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler. Editors: Alexandra Pierce and Mimi Mondal. Twelfth Planet Press, August 18, 2017. Print and epub. Luminescent Threads received the Locus Award for ‘Non Fiction’ and it was nominated for Hugo, British Fantasy Award, and William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review. Dear […]

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A BIPOC Pulitzer Book List: Winners & Finalists in Fiction

Many Pulitzer lists leave out the finalists, depriving us of the opportunity to both honor and support great writing. This POC Pulitzer Book List features Winners & Finalists of color for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction from 1917 to the present.

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Amplifying #OwnVoices

Diverse books matter. At the end of the day, the narrative that survives is the one that may become, by default, the story that defines a person, a peoples, an issue, an event, a topic, a civilization for the next generation of readers. This is why conquering nations destroyed the writings and collected stories, mythologies, […]

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