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The Gilda Stories

Vampires in literature are often portrayed as pale male creatures lurking on the edge of society seeking to seduce and destroy. It is rare to find a novel that reflects vampires of color, vampires who are women, or vampires who are same gender loving. 660 more words


Sunday Shorts - "Equality," edited by Paul Alan Fahey

One of the nice things about being in a collection or an anthology is the ability to discuss the other pieces in the book, and to rub elbows—if in a nonliteral but literary way—with authors both known and unknown to me. 797 more words

Sunday Shorts

Femme Friday -- Jewelle Gomez

I have here on my desk a signed copy of the 25th Anniversary Edition of Jewelle Gomez’s novel, The Gilda Stories, a treasure in 1991 when it was first published, and a treasure still. 484 more words


Stephanie reviews Don't Explain by Jewelle Gomez

Don’t Explain is a collection of short stories by Black lesbian author, activist, and philanthropist Jewelle Gomez. Most widely known for her Black lesbian vampire novel… 503 more words

Lesbrary Reviews

The Gilda Stories

The Girl slept restlessly, feeling the prickly straw as if it were teasing pinches from her mother.

I wish I liked this book more. It’s original vampire fantasy, mixed with history from a black woman’s point of view.

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Hyper-Realized: An Interview With Jewelle Gomez

Interview by Cassidy Foust

Recently, at WisCon 40 (a feminist sci-fi and fantasy convention in Madison, Wisconsin), we had the opportunity to sit down with the phenomenal Jewelle Gomez, author of  1,012 more words