Danged Black Thing

Danged Black Thing

by Eugen Bacon
Danged Black Thing

Danged Black Thing

by Eugen Bacon



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Danged Black Thing is an extraordinary collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, patriarchy and womanhood, from a remarkable and original voice. Traversing the West and Africa, they celebrate the author's hybridity with breathtaking sensuousness and lyricism.

Simbiyu wins a scholarship to study in Australia, but cannot leave behind a world of walking barefoot, the orange sun, and his longing for a "once pillow-soft mother." In his past, darkness rose from the river and something nameless and mystical continues to envelop his life. In "A Taste of Unguja" sweet taarab music, full of want, seeps into a mother's life on the streets of Melbourne as she evokes the powers of her ancestors to seek vengeance on her cursed ex. In the cyberfunk of "Unlimited Data" Natukunda, a village woman, gives her all for her family in Old Kampala. Other stories explore what happens when the water runs dry—and who pays, capture the devastating effects on women and children of societies in which men hold all the power, and themes of being, belonging, and otherness.

Speculative, realistic, and even mythological, but always imbued with truth, empathy, and Blackness, Danged Black Thing is a literary knockout.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161066874
Publisher: Apex Publications
Publication date: 06/20/2023
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 382 KB

About the Author

EUGEN BACON is an African Australian author of several novels and fiction collections. She’s a finalist in the 2022 World Fantasy Award. Eugen was announced in the honor list of the 2022 Otherwise Fellowships for ‘doing exciting work in gender and speculative fiction’. Her short story collection Danged Black Thing made the 2021 Otherwise Honor List. Eugen has won, been long-listed or commended in international awards, including the Aurealis Award, Foreword Indies, Bridport Prize, Copyright Agency Prize, Horror Writers Association Diversity Grant, Otherwise, Rhysling, Elgin, Australian Shadows, Ditmar Awards and Nommo Awards for Speculative Fiction by Africans.? Visit her website at eugenbacon.com and Twitter feed @EugenBacon
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