Frightfully Fantastic Horror Books by Authors of Color
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This fascinating read combines the Civil War, racial oppression and zombie lore. Protagonist Jane as well as fellow members of the black and First Nations population have been dispatched to slay the dead who have risen from the battlefields.
The Only Good Indians
Four Native American friends on a hunting trip willingly stray onto protected land, killing an elk herd. A decade later, the men are forced to answer for their actions by something sinister that stalks them, seeking revenge.
Set in Mexico in the 1950s, the story follows Noemi Taboada who receives an unsettling and vague letter from her cousin seeking assistance. Noemi will need to tackle his entire family who work extremely hard to keep their horrendous history hidden.
The Ballad of Black Tom
A prime example of flipping source material on its head and exposing a dated story that exposes the racist nature of its original author, The Ballad of Black Tom is a sort of re-telling of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story The Horror at Red Hook.
This collection of 11 stories blend the horrific to the fantastical seamlessly, and allow the reader to find something that’s well suited to their tastes. Ghosts, pet deaths, people with organs outside of their bodies, this book has it all.
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