Thursday, October 13, 2011

African American Halloween

As the nights get longer and the air chillier, our thoughts turn to ghostly spectres and brooding creatures of the night. If you've had your fill of Twilight, Anne Rice, and Freddie Kruger, maybe it's time to try some culturally diverse Halloween horror. I can't think of a better place to start than with Tananarive Due 's "African Immortals" series. Imagine a powerful tribe of, well...not vampires but superhuman beings who have experienced all of African American history firsthand. Dawit has survived as a black man for over 450 years, but he has one fatal flaw; he keeps falling in love. Will he be able to protect his mortal wife and child once they learn his secret? This atmospheric, romantic, and beautifully written thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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