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by Nalo Hopkinson (editor)

Category: Fiction / Fantasy
352 pages; ISBN: 0446679291

Rating: 9/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner


The delightful nineteen contributions will widen the horizons of fans of magic, fantasy and horror with a prime focus on West African or African-American stories. The anthology covers a wide gamut within the genres and contains different methods to entertain the audience such as humor, satire, or suspense, etc. All the stories are well written, though adjustment to dialect can slow down some of the contributions albeit adding extra realism to the tale. A few stories are terrific. The author has an attention grabbing introduction starting with “Reader, Be Aware!” and if that Mojo don’t hook you, Ms. Hopkinson needs stronger spells if any exist. Luisah Teish introduces the collection with an insightful look at MOJO so that along with entertaining short stories, the audience receives powerful magic.

Harriet Klausner


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