There was a time that Black female voices were not considered a vantage point worth reading. However, those times have since changed. It’s certainly not an emerging movement, but the fluidity and versatility in which they maneuver are.
Their stories are shaping and cultivating an advanced mental infrastructure in us that is shattering the antiquated thinking and ideologies of yesteryear. Black women are uniquely and naturally juxtapositioned to convey facts, fiction, love, fears, and achievements like no one else can.
They have proven, time and time again, that “being limitless” is their inherited superpower, and they feel no loss when they have to share it. The literary works they present makes them a force to be reckoned with. Using broad strokes of timeless brilliance, their contributions range across the spectrum, occupying space in romance, comedy, drama, sci-fi, and even horror.
Colorful newcomers to the literary scene are captivating audiences everywhere, with extraordinary additions that we won’t soon forget. We have compiled a list of African American women who are cementing their places on the pedestals of timeless literature.
Let’s begin with Ampora Yazdani, the author of T.O.R.N., an especially riveting piece of work by this author. She’s definitely a newcomer to look out for.
Dr. Asante Argueta’s life has just been shattered into a thousand unrecognizable pieces. One minute she is self-assured, highly driven, an accomplished surgeon, and the next moment, she is being tranquilized and kidnapped, only to wake up in a mental health facility. As the mysteries of her tragic childhood unfold, a hidden world of miraculous abilities, secret factions, and the power of The Now are revealed.
Another young lady who is taking the world by storm with “Children of Blood and Bone” is Tomi Adeyemi. Her story is dynamic! So much so that her relatively new release is in the process of becoming a feature film.
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Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy.
Yvette Kendall is a biblical futurism/sci-fi writer and the author of The GOD Maps. She delivers her story with so many twists and turns that you’ll lose count.
God sees everything…but who’s watching Him?
Five very talented and ambitious scientists asked themselves an age-old question, “Where do our souls go after we die?” The question was posed, not in the esoteric sense, but in a geographical one. They committed themselves to find out the exact physical locations of “Heaven and Hell.” Moving forward, the fringe science team of Lab-J71’s ultimate goal is to unlock the mysteries of life, death, and God’s reality on a more tangible scale.
We count these women among the sorority of African American female authors who are opening the doors for those who are waiting in the wings.