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A Magical, Tantalizing Recreation of Historical Space for Queer Black Women: A Review of Nalo Hopkinson’s The Salt Roads

My first thought after beginning to read The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson was “Why did it take me so long to read this book?  It’s SO AWESOME.” My second thought: “Holy crap, there’s lesbian sex twice in the first … Continue reading

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The (Sometimes Queer) Extradordinary and Other: A Review of Emma Donoghue’s Astray

London, ON-based Irish writer Emma Donoghue’s Astray is nothing if not a diverse collection of short stories.  Although each story is historical and has some kind of fact such as letters or newspaper articles that serve as a catalyst for … Continue reading

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