REVIEW: The Deep by Rivers Solomon

  Review by: Sean Dowie The Deep is a novella that I can easily hold in one hand, yet feels like a megaton. It’s laden with the weight of the past, the burden of memories, and the heaviness of emotional isolation. And that’s just part of the weightiness of its journey. I haven’t even mentioned […]

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REVIEW: A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

Alice is the kind of character that Black SFF readers have been begging for.  One that lives in our realities, but whose narrative isn’t solely focused on our pain. The Black experience is a myriad, beautiful thing and we have joy in our existences despite whatever publishing might tell you. Alice in Wonderland and Buffy […]

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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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A History of FIRE

The FIRE!! Then In 1926 Harlem a group of black intellectuals and artists met regularly at the home of the novelist, editor, and critic Wallace Thurman. A native of St. Louis, Thurman had arrived to join the flourishing Harlem Renaissance, and took up a job editing labor leader Asa Phillip Randolph’s newspaper The Messenger. But […]

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