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Steamfunk horror writer, and poet, Valjeanne Jeffers is a semi-finalist for the Rita Dove Poetry Award. Valjeanne's works have been included in several steamfunk collections such as 31 Steamy Days of Mocha, Lunewing, and many anthologies of poetry such as The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South and Drumvoices Revue. Valjeanne is a gradute of Spelman College and member of Carolina African American Writer’s Collective.
Steamfunk: a taking of African/African American culture mixed into the steampunk genre.
Immortal III: Stealer of Souls is the second book Valjeanne has read from here on Avid Reader Nation.
“The old woman laughed out loud, unbuttoned her calico shift and let it fall to her ankles. Annabelle kicked free of it, and pulled the pins from her hair. Naked in the moonlight, she whispered his name…“ They thought it was over. The werewolves Joan, Consuela, José and Mark, fought to save Tundra. Now they sit on Topaz’s High Council where they’re feeding the hungry, tackling race riots, rebuilding their world. But a daemon walks their streets by night. He knows about the little girl with the big secret. He knows all about her mirror and of the ancient evil that’s been awakened. A new war has just begun.
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Founding member of the State of Black Science Fiction, Balogun Ojetade is the author of Moses: Chronicles of Harriet Tubman and Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within and owner of Roaring Lions Productions, a publishing and screenplay and feature film production company of black speculative fiction. Balogun has authored and co-edited several anthologies and seven novels and is currently bringing to the world his very own role playing game, Ki Khanga.
“I’m gon’ drive the evil out and send it back to Hell, where it belong!” – Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman: Freedom fighter. Psychic. Soldier. Spy. Something…more. Much more. In “MOSES: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman (Book 1: Kings * Book 2: Judges)”
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Semi-finalist for the Rita Dove Poetry Award, steamfunk (a taking of African/African American culture mixed into the steampunk genre) author Valjeanne Jeffers stops by the show to enlighten on what the genre is, her other works which are a combination of sometimes science fiction and fantasy with erotica, and to read to us from her book Mona Livelong: Paranormal Detective. Listen with fully open ears to this dynamic author bringing much diversity to several genres where black women are most definitely not expected to tread into.
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Let's just jump into the fray and put forward our mission for this Saturday's festivities. Pull up a seat and listen to Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse double feature show, starting with The Comic Shoppe at 6pm and Afronerd Radio batting clean up at 7pm. The topics to be anaylzed during The Comic Shoppe (with your hosts, Capt. Kirk, Dburt and Daryll B.) are: our thoughts on the last week's premiere back to back episodes of Fox TV's Almost Human; Sony execs tease regarding an expanded Spiderman universe on film; Xbox-One and PS4 are upon us and the question remains-which video game console is better? And has the video gaming phenomenon reached obsolescence?; our listenership may have some familiarity with Steampunk but are they knowledgeable about Steamfunk?; The Hunger Games sequel is released and may encroach on Iron Man 3's territory in early box office receipts and lastly, a ComicsAlliance.com piece compares the "house styles" of Marvel and DC Comics in the current publishing era. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
As alluded to previously, Afronerd Radio airs after The Shoppe at 7pm. Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they discuss the following issues: picking up a topic left on The Mid Week in Review "table," is the Knockout Game a matter of isolated incidents or a real deadly trend among Black youth?; the UK Telegraph reports that three woman were enslaved in South London for 30 years......again, this is in the 21st century; America reflects on the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination and lastly, we discuss what psychologist, Angela Lee Duckworth said was more important than IQ at a recent TED (Technology, Entertainment and design) conference. See you all starting at 6pm!
Seven days til Christmas, folks! Happy Holidays to our consistent supporters/followers! Stop by this Wednesday for the always informative and insightful Mid Week in Review edition of Afronerd Radio airing live at 7pm. The topics up for grabs this time are: former Death Row CEO, Suge Knight believes "nigga" is the operative term opposing African-American as a descriptor; and TMZ was more than happy to pole their readers (of varied racial strata) which term, "nigga" or African American should be used; finally catching up on our Blue Area and Anecdote segments (especially after Suge the minstrel) ; sports analyst, Stephen A. Smith has some thoughts about the Kobe Bryant vs Jim Brown war of words and the AA community's ostracizing of Black Conservatives; the Black vs White Santa debate continues with the suspension of a New Mexico teacher; a MSNBC article posits if Don Lemon is the next Clarence Thomas (really?) and lastly, time constraints notwithstanding, Conservative author, Ann Coulter versus HuffPost's Dr. Marc Lamont Hill over the N-word..again. Call live at 646-915-9620.
Balogun Ojetade is a writer, filmmaker, producer, Afrikan Martial Arts expert/instructor, devoted husband & father of eight wonderful children. Balogun is the author of the bestselling Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within and screenwriter / producer / director of the films, A Single Link and Rite of Passage: Initiation.He is one of the leading authorities on Steamfunk –a philosophy or style of writing that combines the African & AA culture & approach to life with that of the steampunk philosophy. He is author of three novels – the Steamfunk bestseller, MOSES: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman (Books 1 & 2); the science fiction gangster saga, Redeemer; and the Sword & Soul epic, Once Upon A Time In Afrika