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Five Reasons that TWELVE DAYS is a boss novel.

Blackness that doesn’t have to apologize or explain itself – So often in media (yes, even still in 2017), black characters are expected to justify their existence in a narrative. We have to be black for a “reason” or its pandering. Or it’s unnecessary. Or it takes away from the story. The list goes on[…]

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TWELVE DAYS: 12 Questions for a SFF Juggernaut

The staff here at FIYAH is very please and delighted to present to you Steven Barnes, author of too many wonderful SFF books to name and absolutely one of the pillars of the black SFF community. We spend a little time today talking to him about his latest novel, TWELVE DAYS. FIYAH: Now that TWELVE[…]

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BHM SFF Interview Series Week Four: David Anthony Durham

Today, on this last day of Black History Month, we have a VERY special treat for you all.  Prepare to have some wisdom dropped on you by a Master Class writer in the field.  None other than David Anthony Durham is joining us today. This man has been a major influence on a number of[…]

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BHM SFF Interview Series Week Three: Na’amen Tilahun

  FIYAH: Welcome to our first Black History Month here at FIYAH.  As part of our celebration of this illustrious time of year, we are interviewing black SFF writers from across the globe.  Our third interview is with the dynamic and authentic, Na’amen Tilahun. We so appreciate him taking the time out to speak with us today.  Let’s[…]

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BHM SFF Interview Series Week Two: Nicky Drayden

FIYAH: Welcome to our first Black History Month here at FIYAH.  As part of our celebration of this illustrious time of year, we are interviewing black SFF writers from across the globe.  Our second interview is with the wonderfully talented and far too humble, Nicky Drayden. We so appreciate her taking the time out to[…]

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BHM SFF Interview Series Week One: Tade Thompson

FIYAH: Welcome to our first Black History Month here at FIYAH.  As part of our celebration of this illustrious time of year, we are interviewing black SFF writers from across the globe.  For our first author, we will be talking to Tade Thompson.  He’s an award winning writer and on the cutting edge of African[…]