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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

Jewelle Gomez

I want to hold you
in a motel room
with the sunshine stripe
of venetian blinds
across your back.
Or I want to dream of that. 25 more words


"[Living] is a very involving job, which takes much concentration and practice."

The Gilda Stories, by Jewelle Gomez

I’ve never read anything quite like this dignified, almost musically written epic work of Black lesbian vampire fiction. Because Gomez’s protagonist, Gilda, lives for centuries, we reap the benefit of her birds-eye view of humanity’s history as she repeatedly reinvents her persona. 216 more words