An essay in literary/historical criticism and critical race studies. Examines how popular fiction contributed to and contested Jim Crow segregation and white supremacy in the U.S. in the 1880s and after. Focuses on the popular “command performance” scene, in which blacks performed for whites. Many authors are discussed; four receive special attention: J.C. Harris, Dunbar, Chopin, and Hopkins.
This collection includes five short stories that explore free will and consciousness.
Read about an android who achieves self awareness in its factory. Hear the story of two asteroid racers, one who will do anything to win and the other who only wants to retire. Regale yourself with the tale of a knight who upholds honor above all else.
Enter new worlds, and leave reality behind.
A penetrating look at the University of Mississippi - ‘Ole Miss’. Nadine Cohodas (author of Spinning Blues Into Gold) covers the institution’s tumultuous racial history, with emphasis on how Ole Miss moved forward from the riot that erupted after James Meredith, the first African-American student, enrolled September 30, 1962. Updated in 2012 for the 50th Anniversary of the integration of Ole Miss.
Picking up two months after the explosive ending to A Sudden Outbreak of Magic, Jeroan is now at Dr. Azure’s magical training center while Kelley is stuck in Dubuque. When people they care about start disappearing, and people they didn’t think they should care about—like Dr. Azure—get attacked by rogue Blood Sorcerers, Jeroan and Kelley must act before this growing epidemic of magic turns deadly.
Enclosed is a short story, titled "Death Bed" (approx. 1400 words), which depicts a scenario between an abusive husband and his wife, upon learning of JFK's assassination, which then escalates to murder and suicide.
When Waves Collide is Phat Le’s call for a deeper embrace in our cultural differences--- starting with an honest assessment of his own life journey.
His exploration with the themes of love, relationships, family, and loss reveals the fact that no matter the differences in our cultural background, intense human emotions and the need for connection are universal.