Early Black Writers, Speculative Fiction and Confronting Racial Terror

I was lucky enough to experience Phenderson dropping knowledge in person during a presentation at the Enoch Pratt Free Library back in February. Please take a moment to read what he has has to say about the present, and the past. Thank you.

Phenderson Djèlí Clark

BlakeIn the bleakest of moments African-American writers have turned to literature to confront racial terror and the trauma it could induce–turning to poetry, personal narratives, plays and novels. Sometimes, they even dreamed of the fantastic.

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