WITH THESE HANDS // L. H. Moore
Simeon is a free man in a time when many of his people are not. When he meets two strange men with strange abilities, he learns just how far some people are willing to go to free themselves from bondage.
BONDYE BON // Monique L. Desir
Heloise’s mother has a secret locked away. When the strands holding that secret in place start to unravel, Heloise will do anything to stop her life from unraveling with it.
SURVIVAL LIES // Irette Y. Patterson
After her life implodes around her, Cynthia takes a trip back to the country, and to her family home. Will the truths that she uncovers there set her free, or will they send her deeper into despair?
THE EPIC OF SAKINA // Shari Paul
A strange scholar. A shipwrecked survivor. When these two beings converge on Sakina’s island village, the djeli is placed in a life or death struggle against an evil that she never could have dreamed possible.
Special Essay: “Black Empire: George Schuyler, Black Radicalism and Dieselpunk” by Phenderson Djèlí Clark