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Bogi Reads the World: When the World Wounds by Kiini Ibura Salaam

I really enjoy Kiini Ibura Salaam’s writing, so when I heard that she’d soon have a new collection out, I started to spread the word about the preorder right away. The author sent me an ebook ARC, but I ended up just buying the physical book myself, because I read the beginning and felt that I… »

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B R Sanders Reviews Ancient, Ancient

Salaam is a lovely, poetic writer. From her language choice to the actual structure of the stories themselves, most of the stories in this collection are lyrical and haunting.

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11 Sci-Fi Books Every Woman Should Read

You might call Kiini Ibura Salaam something more like a “sci-fi erotica writer.” All of her stories in Ancient, Ancient are tied up in sexuality. From the story about time travel as punishment to the one about aliens who feed on human sexual energies, each story is doused in sexuality and identity, not unlike our own… »

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Mosaic Magazine Reviews Ancient, Ancient

All in all, readers will find themselves captivated by this fascinating collection of stories and enthralled by the author’s ability to elevate our notions of what is real or not in a way that’s nuanced. Each story in Ancient, Ancient makes us believe, if only for the time it takes to read them, that there… »

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AALBC Reviews Ancient, Ancient

The stories in this book are sensual, unique, and thought-provoking. In fact, it’s easy to imagine many of the stories as the basis for short films instead of a book. Many of the stories that deal with issues of sexuality, desire, and even revenge (including some not mentioned in this review) will have you wishing… »

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Interview

Alien Encounters III: Live Interview

Ed Hall interviews Kiini Ibura Salaam at Alien Encounters III: Speculative and Imaginative Fiction by Writers of Color at The Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta Georgia.

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Crunk Feminist Collective: Interview with Kiini Ibura Salaam and Chesya Burke

Sheridf and Crunkadelic had the honor of interviewing two awesome speculative fiction authors, the fabulous Kiini Ibura Salaam (author of Ancient, Ancient) and Chesya Burke (author of Let’s Play White). We talk feminism, Afrofuturism, and so much more. Check out the interview.

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Sofia Samatar: A Conversation With Kiini Ibura Salaam

I recently finished Ancient, Ancient, Kiini Ibura Salaam’s award-winning short story collection. She was kind enough to take the time for a chat with me. Influence, writing teachers, and self-promotion–enjoy!

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Book Discussion: Kiini Ibura Salaam’s Ancient, Ancient

I first found out about Ancient, Ancient from an announcement posted by Cheryl Morgan who runs Wizard’s Tower Books. It looked interesting, and so I thought I would check it out. A little later, I heard that it was co-winner of the Tiptree Award, which is a prize given to books/stories/collections that explore gender in… »

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Author Interview: Kiini Ibura Salaam

Ancient, Ancient is a strong collection. I love how the stories in this collection explore themes of sexuality and gender as well as power dynamics and consent. In this interview, Kiini Ibura Salaam talks about the process of putting together a collection, the inspiration behind stories and what we can look forward to.

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