This Ethiopian-inspired reimagining of Jane Eyre is gritty and dark, but hopeful, with a determined Black girl as the protagonist.
In which I realize that so many of the stories I’ve loved fall into the science fiction category. I tell you what drew me into these stories —badass women, romantic virtual beings, anti-capitalist commentary.
In a world where Black women are regularly and repeatedly pitted against each other, on a show based entirely on interpersonal drama, it’s a wonderful reprieve to see the support and trust that they’re capable of.
Everything from the chaos of the animated animals chasing each other, to the incredible decor in Jerry’s tiny hole-in-the-wall home is a joy to watch!
Zero tells a story of defining and defending home. It gives us the gift of seeing vibrant, joyous creative Black kids as stars of their neighbourhood and on screen.
None of these were romantic really, but the title of this post is factually accurate. This is what I watched during the ~weekend of love~ while I lay in bed cursed with the fatigue and agony of my fibromyalgia. It’s a lot of Netflix.
A dark comedy about serious gamers battling real-life, fascinating documentaries about how video games are made, and some fiction that shows us how revolutionary games can be!
In the end, this book is a love letter to badass girls fighting back to take up their space in the world; It’s like bright sunshine that lights up their fierceness for all the world to see.