Ledger B, 1772 - 1793: pg.179
July 3, 2018 5:49 PM   Subscribe

In his SF/F short story, "The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington" (Fireside, February 2018), Phenderson Djèlí Clark reimagines a disturbing historical accounting record with remarkable visions of magic and resistance. Clark has written two companion pieces: "On Slavery, Magic, and the Negro Teeth of George Washington," which links to a discussion of historical evidence (see also) and offers backstory for each vignette; and "Imagining the Past: Speculative Fiction and the Recovering of Black History," which compares the aims of the story with those of Pauline Hopkins's 1903 novel Of One Blood; Or, The Hidden Self (beginning; more installments). Washington's teeth previously on MeFi: "You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you."
posted by Wobbuffet (3 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
Thank you so much for posting! I wouldn't have seen it otherwise, and it was great!
posted by Gyre,Gimble,Wabe, Esq. at 6:25 PM on July 3, 2018 [1 favorite]

definitely read "On Slavery, Magic, and the Negro Teeth of George Washington", it was fascinating
posted by thelonius at 9:50 PM on July 3, 2018 [2 favorites]

Adding Clark's twitter and Fireside Magazine to my list of sites to keep an eye on. Thanks!
posted by beaning at 9:04 PM on July 4, 2018 [1 favorite]

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