Crier’s War by Nina Varela| Non-Spoiler Review

Crier’s War by Nina Varela   After the War of Kinds ravaged the kingdom of Rabu, the Automae, designed to be the playthings of royals, usurped their owners’ estates and bent the human race to their will. Now Ayla, a human servant rising in the ranks at the House of the Sovereign, dreams of avengingContinue reading “Crier’s War by Nina Varela| Non-Spoiler Review”

“Space Is the Place”: Afrofuturism and Science Fiction by Djenne Grant|My Finish Senior Project!

Introduction   This essay discusses how black people appear in science fiction literature and put a spotlight on the genre Afrofuturism. I am an avid reader and aspiring author who loves to be taken into space, whether it’s through film, literature, or music. I’ve always found interest in worlds away from this planet, or inContinue reading ““Space Is the Place”: Afrofuturism and Science Fiction by Djenne Grant|My Finish Senior Project!”

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo| Non-Spoiler Review

Hello, lovelies This is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself.Continue reading “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo| Non-Spoiler Review”

Sun Ra’s Creativity| Afrofuturism

Sun Ra was such an intricate and thoughtful creator. He made sure that what he created had meaning. His lyrics in his songs, poetry, the powerful sound of his music shows off his seriously he took his craft. During my research on Sun Ra, I was so happy to find out that he wrote poetry.Continue reading “Sun Ra’s Creativity| Afrofuturism”

Sun Ra and His Arkestra| Afrofuturism

Hello, my kids! Gather around and let me tell you another story about the Great Sun Ra!! So, if you don’t remember where we left off in the last post, click here. For four decades, from the early fifties until his death in 1993, Sun Ra and his Arkestra baffled, dazzled and aggravated jazz fansContinue reading “Sun Ra and His Arkestra| Afrofuturism”

Sun Ra| Afrofuturism

Hello, Hello! We are back at it again! This post is apart of a series I am doing on Afrofuturism. I will be posting something new every week! While doing my research, I was so excited to learn that Afrofuturism began back in the ’50s with an artist named Sun Ra. I first heard ofContinue reading “Sun Ra| Afrofuturism”

Intro to Afrofuturism|Afrofuturism.

Hello and welcome! I wanted to start a blog series discussing Afrofuturism because I’ve been writing my senior project as a literature major at SUNY Purchase. My initial plan was to write my project on the representation of people of color in Science Fiction literature. When I first started writing, I realized that writing aboutContinue reading “Intro to Afrofuturism|Afrofuturism.”

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (non-spoiler review)

HEY!  I’ve been reading this book since 2016. I wanted to finally read something by the well known Octavia E. Butler. I decided to do a family book club and only one of my sisters actually finished the book. lol I was starting my college career at Purchase College and decided not to read thisContinue reading “Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (non-spoiler review)”

let’s take a chance

let’s take a chance what’s living in our truth let’s be authentic with ourselves always and completely let’s acknowledge when we must forgive ourselves, others, circumstances Let’s  be clear about what we need, always and allow ourselves to be responsible about that we are made of love and deserve love. I am now aware ofContinue reading “let’s take a chance”