Fatal Conditions

"The magic in Rebecca’s blood is strong. Defying her Big Ma’s wishes, she combines her medical training and healing talents for a night of urgent house calls—at great personal risk."

Issue #18 FIYAH - Literary Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction

Additional Readings

Negro Folk Rhymes: Wise and Otherwise

Negro Folk Rhymes: Wise and Otherwise

by Thomas Talley

A collection of African American songs and rhymes, some of which in their original African language followed by translations, all of which concluded with an essay not only describing the content and the manner in which the songs and rhymes were told, sung and danced to, but also the effect they had on the minds of African Americans living through the days of slavery and following until 1922.

Sylvia Dubois: A Biografy

Silvia Dubois: A Biografy of the Slav who Whipt Her Mistres and Gand Her Fredom

In an extended interview in 1883 Silvia Dubois, then nearly 100 years old, told her life story to Dr. Larison. This edition preserves Larison's idiosyncratic phonetic spelling, with annotations.

The Annotated African American Folktales

Annotated African American Folktales'

Reclaims Stories Passed Down From Slavery The new anthology, edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar, aims to make century-old stories — of flying Africans, quizzical animals and even Uncle Remus — available to new generations.

African Folktales

African Folktale

Editor Paul Radin

A representative collection of eighty-one myths and folktales chosen from the oral tradition of the peoples of Africa south of the Sahara.

Originally published in 1964.

This collection of previously unpublished tales is a major contribution to the annals of African-American folk narrative. Ranging from fables to historical narratives, these tales contain a rich variety of information on folk customs, speech, and songs, providing the reader with a deeper understanding of and appreciation for nineteenth-century African-American culture.

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