tundras:

F/F Books with WOC Characters/Protagonists.
(in honour of Femslash February!)
Ash & Huntress - Malinda Lo
Southland - Nina Revoyr
The Necessary Hunger - Nina Revoyr
The House You Pass on the Way - Jacqueline Woodson
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Second Mango - Shira Glassman
The Telling - Ursula K. Le Guin
Santa Olivia - Jacqueline Carey
The Children of Gavrilek - Julie Kirton Chandler
(i’ve only read about half of these, but have been told that the other half is well worth checking out! definitely feel free to add your own recs. :) never enough books about QWOC!)
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tundras:

F/F Books with WOC Characters/Protagonists.
(in honour of Femslash February!)
Ash & Huntress - Malinda Lo
Southland - Nina Revoyr
The Necessary Hunger - Nina Revoyr
The House You Pass on the Way - Jacqueline Woodson
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Second Mango - Shira Glassman
The Telling - Ursula K. Le Guin
Santa Olivia - Jacqueline Carey
The Children of Gavrilek - Julie Kirton Chandler
(i’ve only read about half of these, but have been told that the other half is well worth checking out! definitely feel free to add your own recs. :) never enough books about QWOC!)
Zoom Info
tundras:

F/F Books with WOC Characters/Protagonists.
(in honour of Femslash February!)
Ash & Huntress - Malinda Lo
Southland - Nina Revoyr
The Necessary Hunger - Nina Revoyr
The House You Pass on the Way - Jacqueline Woodson
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Second Mango - Shira Glassman
The Telling - Ursula K. Le Guin
Santa Olivia - Jacqueline Carey
The Children of Gavrilek - Julie Kirton Chandler
(i’ve only read about half of these, but have been told that the other half is well worth checking out! definitely feel free to add your own recs. :) never enough books about QWOC!)
Zoom Info
tundras:

F/F Books with WOC Characters/Protagonists.
(in honour of Femslash February!)
Ash & Huntress - Malinda Lo
Southland - Nina Revoyr
The Necessary Hunger - Nina Revoyr
The House You Pass on the Way - Jacqueline Woodson
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Second Mango - Shira Glassman
The Telling - Ursula K. Le Guin
Santa Olivia - Jacqueline Carey
The Children of Gavrilek - Julie Kirton Chandler
(i’ve only read about half of these, but have been told that the other half is well worth checking out! definitely feel free to add your own recs. :) never enough books about QWOC!)
Zoom Info
tundras:

F/F Books with WOC Characters/Protagonists.
(in honour of Femslash February!)
Ash & Huntress - Malinda Lo
Southland - Nina Revoyr
The Necessary Hunger - Nina Revoyr
The House You Pass on the Way - Jacqueline Woodson
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Second Mango - Shira Glassman
The Telling - Ursula K. Le Guin
Santa Olivia - Jacqueline Carey
The Children of Gavrilek - Julie Kirton Chandler
(i’ve only read about half of these, but have been told that the other half is well worth checking out! definitely feel free to add your own recs. :) never enough books about QWOC!)
Zoom Info
tundras:

F/F Books with WOC Characters/Protagonists.
(in honour of Femslash February!)
Ash & Huntress - Malinda Lo
Southland - Nina Revoyr
The Necessary Hunger - Nina Revoyr
The House You Pass on the Way - Jacqueline Woodson
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Second Mango - Shira Glassman
The Telling - Ursula K. Le Guin
Santa Olivia - Jacqueline Carey
The Children of Gavrilek - Julie Kirton Chandler
(i’ve only read about half of these, but have been told that the other half is well worth checking out! definitely feel free to add your own recs. :) never enough books about QWOC!)
Zoom Info
tundras:

F/F Books with WOC Characters/Protagonists.
(in honour of Femslash February!)
Ash & Huntress - Malinda Lo
Southland - Nina Revoyr
The Necessary Hunger - Nina Revoyr
The House You Pass on the Way - Jacqueline Woodson
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Second Mango - Shira Glassman
The Telling - Ursula K. Le Guin
Santa Olivia - Jacqueline Carey
The Children of Gavrilek - Julie Kirton Chandler
(i’ve only read about half of these, but have been told that the other half is well worth checking out! definitely feel free to add your own recs. :) never enough books about QWOC!)
Zoom Info
tundras:

F/F Books with WOC Characters/Protagonists.
(in honour of Femslash February!)
Ash & Huntress - Malinda Lo
Southland - Nina Revoyr
The Necessary Hunger - Nina Revoyr
The House You Pass on the Way - Jacqueline Woodson
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Second Mango - Shira Glassman
The Telling - Ursula K. Le Guin
Santa Olivia - Jacqueline Carey
The Children of Gavrilek - Julie Kirton Chandler
(i’ve only read about half of these, but have been told that the other half is well worth checking out! definitely feel free to add your own recs. :) never enough books about QWOC!)
Zoom Info
tundras:

F/F Books with WOC Characters/Protagonists.
(in honour of Femslash February!)
Ash & Huntress - Malinda Lo
Southland - Nina Revoyr
The Necessary Hunger - Nina Revoyr
The House You Pass on the Way - Jacqueline Woodson
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Second Mango - Shira Glassman
The Telling - Ursula K. Le Guin
Santa Olivia - Jacqueline Carey
The Children of Gavrilek - Julie Kirton Chandler
(i’ve only read about half of these, but have been told that the other half is well worth checking out! definitely feel free to add your own recs. :) never enough books about QWOC!)
Zoom Info
tundras:

F/F Books with WOC Characters/Protagonists.
(in honour of Femslash February!)
Ash & Huntress - Malinda Lo
Southland - Nina Revoyr
The Necessary Hunger - Nina Revoyr
The House You Pass on the Way - Jacqueline Woodson
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Second Mango - Shira Glassman
The Telling - Ursula K. Le Guin
Santa Olivia - Jacqueline Carey
The Children of Gavrilek - Julie Kirton Chandler
(i’ve only read about half of these, but have been told that the other half is well worth checking out! definitely feel free to add your own recs. :) never enough books about QWOC!)
Zoom Info

tundras:

F/F Books with WOC Characters/Protagonists.

(in honour of Femslash February!)

(i’ve only read about half of these, but have been told that the other half is well worth checking out! definitely feel free to add your own recs. :) never enough books about QWOC!)

Ok. What is a list of books about Voodoo, Vodun, fiction and nonfiction written by black people?

animatormama:

afrodiaspores:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

waterfrommymind:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

heartlandfemme:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

Zora Neale Hurston wrote Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica Jewell Parker Rhodes wrote Voodoo Dreams a novel of Marie Laveau. Who else?

My love, My Love by Rosa Guy, Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson, Yvonne Chireau’s Black Magic, Katrina Hazzard-Donald’s “Mojo Workin” are some really good ones.

Thank you! 

The Faces of the Gods by Leslie G. Desmangles, a book recommended to me by a Vodou priestess

Thnak you!

Broadly interpreting, to bring in other Afro-Diasporic religions:

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith and Claudine Michel, _Haitian Vodou: Spirit, Myth, and Reality_

Kamari Maxine Clarke, _Mapping Yorùbá Networks: Power and Agency in the Making of Transnational Communities_

Yvonne Daniel, _Dancing WisdomEmbodied Knowledge in Haitian VodouCuban Yoruba, and Bahian Candomblé_

Katherine Dunham, _Island Possessed_

Rachel E Harding, _A Refuge in ThunderCandomblé and Alternative Spaces of Blackness_

Tracey E. Hucks, _Yoruba Traditions and African American Religious Nationalism_

J. Lorand Matory, _Black Atlantic Religion: Tradition, Transnationalism and Matriarchy in the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé_

Luisah Teish, _Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals_

Mikelle Smith Omari-Tunkara, _Manipulating the Sacred: Yorùbá Art, Ritual, and Resistance in Brazilian Candomblé_

Marta Moreno Vega, _The Altar of My Soul: The Living Traditions of Santeria_

Tobe Melora Correal, Finding Soul on the Path of Orisa —- focuses on inner spirituality in the tradition. (She thanks her ex-wife and Saidiya Hartman in the intro!)

The problem that needs to be fixed is not kick all the girls out of YA, it’s teach boys that stories featuring female protagonists or written by female authors also apply to them. Boys fall in love. Boys want to be important. Boys have hopes and fears and dreams and ambitions. What boys also have is a sexist society in which they are belittled for “liking girl stuff.” Male is neutral, female is specific.

I heard someone mention that Sarah Rees Brennan’s THE DEMON’S LEXICON would be great for boys, but they’d never read it with that cover. Friends, then the problem is NOT with the book. It’s with the society that’s raising that boy. It’s with the community who inculcated that boy with the idea that he can’t read a book with an attractive guy on the cover.

Here’s how we solve the OMG SO MANY GIRLS IN YA problem: quit treating women like secondary appendages. Quit treating women’s art like it’s a niche, novelty creation only for girls. Quit teaching boys to fear the feminine, quit insisting that it’s a hardship for men to have to relate to anything that doesn’t specifically cater to them.

Because if I can watch Raiders of the Lost Ark and want to grow up to be an archaeologist, there’s no reason at all that a boy shouldn’t be able to read THE DEMON’S LEXICON with its cover on. My friends, sexism doesn’t just hurt women, and our young men’s abysmal rate of attraction to literacy is the proof of it.

If you want to fix the male literary crisis, here’s your solution:

Become a feminist.

The Problem is Not the Books, Saundra Mitchell (via silverstags)

Just finished reading the Color Purple by Alice Walker. Gripping read, had  me hooked onto the last page. Left me in tears by the last word.