I lay bare the power of the Mambo, the Obeah woman, and the Iyalorisha to the spiritual reformation that girds black women's revision of the horror genre. I model my criticism upon the flexible identities of my home town, New Orleans, a shifting space undulating amongst its African, Caribbean, European, and Indigenous influences--and so goes my work, transgressive to national borders and willfully blind to oceans that can isolate and confine.
Dr. Brooks has co-edited a volume of short horror fiction written by black women with horror writer Linda Addison and Dr. Susana Morris. The anthology by Cedar Grove Publishing is now available!
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