ISBN : 9781534439870
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Octavia E. Butler meets Marvel?s Black Panther in The Deep, a story rich with Afrofuturism, folklore, and the power of memory, inspired by the Hugo Award-nominated song ?The Deep? from Daveed Diggs?s rap group Clipping. Yetu holds the memories for her people-water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners-who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly is forgotten by everyone, save one-the historian. This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu.Yetu remembers for everyone, and the memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic and terrible and miraculous, are destroying her. And so, she flees to the surface escaping the memories, the expectations, and the responsibilities-and discovers a world her people left behind long ago.Yetu will learn more than she ever expected about her own past-and about the future of her people. If they are all to survive, they?ll need to reclaim the memories, reclaim their identity-and own who they really are.The Deep is ?a tour de force reorientation of the storytelling gaze?a superb, multilayered work,? (Publishers Weekly, starred review) and a vividly original and uniquely affecting story inspired by a song produced by the rap group Clipping.ReviewSolomon?s beautiful novella weaves together a moving and evocative narrative that imagines a future created from the scars of the past. Highly recommended for those interested in sf or fantasy that draws upon the legacies of colonialism and racism to imagine different, exciting types of futures.
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