Of One Blood

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5.2 X 7.8 X 0.79 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author
Pauline Hopkins (1859-1930), an African American journalist and editor of Boston's The Colored American Magazine, was the author of four novels: Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South (1900), Hagar's Daughter: A Story of Southern Caste Prejudice (1901-1902), Winona: A Tale of Negro Life in the South and Southwest (1902-1903), and Of One Blood (1903). Her work illuminated African history, racial injustice, and women's liberation, earning her a reputation as a key public intellectual of her time.

Minister Faust is best known as author of The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad and 2007's Kindred Award-winning From the Notebooks of Dr. Brain (retitled Shrinking the Heroes). which also received the Philip K. Dick Award Special Citation. An award-winning journalist, community organizer, teacher, and workshop designer, Faust is also a former television host and producer, radio broadcaster, and podcaster. His 2011 TEDx talk, "The Cure for Death by Smalltalk," has been viewed more than 840,000 times.
"Hopkins was a pioneering Black intellectual, playwright and magazine editor who used her considerable literary talents to rally support for the cause of racial justice. In 'Of One Blood, ' the last of her four novels, she blends multiple subgenres into what is an exceptionally entertaining work of popular fiction, albeit one with a serious subtext: race."
--The Washington Post Book World

"Helps to tell a story of Black American literature that reflects the infinite number of ways of being Black in America -- and of being in the world. . . This sprawling work of speculative fiction resists paraphrase, but what's important is that it helped spawn a vast contemporary tradition."
--The New York Times

"Hopkins' fiction innovated in its time with lasting impact. It planted imaginative seeds that sprouted far down the next century of storytelling. . . . In short, she was a powerhouse, an innovator and an intellectual dynamo."

"Hopkins ... transports readers to a technologically advanced, hidden city in Ethiopia that's remained free of colonialist influences and oppression."
--Transfer Orbit