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Violets and Other Tales | Alice Dunbar-Nelson
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Our brand new #blackhistorymonth #litereads selection is Little Miss Sophie by Alice Dunbar Nelson! This short story is one of the earliest ones from the author, who would become significant in the Harlem Renaissance, and it deals heavily with sexism, classism, and the overarching power of the church. Link to read the story through our full selection article (link below). Comment your thoughts once you've read the story.

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Uncanny Magazine Issue 28: May/June 2019 | Tananarive Due, Kameron Hurley, Elizabeth Bear, John Chu, Ellen Klages, Christopher Caldwell, Emma Osborne, Brit E.B. Hvide
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Our second #blackhistorymonth #litereads week has ended as we finish Black Horror Rising by Tananarive Due, our second ever nonfiction pick. The essay quickly covers a wide variety of topics within Black horror in literature/film, from personal to cultural to historical. I even watched some movies this week directly because of the essay. Review in the link below. Let me know what you thought of the essay in the comments.

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Uncanny Magazine Issue 28: May/June 2019 | Tananarive Due, Kameron Hurley, Elizabeth Bear, John Chu, Ellen Klages, Christopher Caldwell, Emma Osborne, Brit E.B. Hvide
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For our second #blackhistorymonth selection for #litereads, we're reading our second ever nonfiction piece, the essay Black Horror Rising by Tananarive Due. She talks about her own relationship to horror, the tropes, the ways Black horror has come into its own, and her work on the documentary Horror Noire (which I'm starting now!). You can find a link to read the essay in my full article. Be sure to share your thoughts.

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Sweetness | Toni Morrison
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Our first #blackhistorymonth #litereads pick, Sweetness by Toni Morrison, now has a review available! Thank you for your patience. Few Black History Month reading lists are complete without the late great Morrison, and while this story isn't necessarily a favourite of mine, it's still an interesting and important look at racism and colourism. Let me know in the comments section what you thought of the story.

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Sweetness | Toni Morrison
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Our first #litereads selection for #BlackHistoryMonth is Sweetness by Toni Morrison. Toni Morrison is an icon and no BHM is complete without acknowledging her impact on the world of literature. Sweetness deals with colourism by a mother towards her daughter and serves as a prelude to her novel God Help the Child. Links to the story through my full article below. Be sure to comment to share your thoughts.

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Our latest #litereads selection, Getting There by Farah Ghuznavi, is done. I thought this story was a surprisingly touching narrative that feels inseparable from its Bangladeshi setting. You can read my full review of the story in the link below. Be sure to comment your thoughts. My apologies for the lateness. Expect a Black History Month selection in short order.

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Our new #litereads pick for the week is Getting There by Farah Ghuznavi! The Bangladeshi author follows a woman's journey home after a family tragedy, and dips into her recollections of her stifling childhood. You can find a link to read the story in my full article (link below). Once you've read the story, comment to let me know what you think!

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We are finished with our #litereads selection Civil Peace by Chinua Achebe! This story focuses on the intensely optimistic Jonathan as we follow him immediately after the Nigerian Civil War. I thought the story was an interesting reflection of post-war societies and an interesting look at Nigeria following the civil war specifically as well. Full review in the link below. Drop a comment to share what you thought.

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Our new #litereads pick is Civil Peace by Chinua Achebe. Achebe was a powerhouse of modern African literature, and perhaps the most famous Nigerian writer of the twentieth century. Civil Peace focuses on a deeply optimistic man in Nigeria following the Nigerian Civil War. You can find sources to read the story in my full article, link below. Be sure to comment once you've read it to share your thoughts.

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Clarkesworld Issue 87 | Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, E Lily Yu
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The #litereads week of The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees by E. Lily Yu has come to an end! This science fiction short story based around real scientific evidence of anarchist behaviours in bees was fascinating but also just a ton of fun to read. You can read my full review in the link below. If you read the story, I hope you'll leave a comment to share your thoughts! New selection coming shortly.

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