Book Review: Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia or a Feminist Mexican Vampire Tale

Mexican female vampires are not intrinsically feminist, I would think. Previous to reading Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (2016), my only known reference was the horror/action-film El Santo vs las Mujeres Vampiro (or Santo vs Female Vampires – 1962). Female Vampires are called Vampiresas and if you look it up in the dictionary, Vampiresa is a Femme Fatale, a woman who takes advantage of … Continue reading Book Review: Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia or a Feminist Mexican Vampire Tale

Book Pairings: Black Panther

If you loved the movie “Black Panther” (seriously, who didn’t?!) or Marlon James new release “Black Leopard, Red Wolf”, you’d love “Memoirs of a Porcupine” by Alain Mabanckou. Very much like “Black Leopard, Red Wolf”, in “Memoirs of a Porcupine” we see African mythology and folklore come to life; supernatural beings roaming the Earth and troubled narrators. “Memoirs of a Porcupine” a young boy in … Continue reading Book Pairings: Black Panther