Black Fantasy dwells in its own realm, it is supposed to be based on our beliefs, depictions and history but too often we rely on a eurocentric way of thinking when it comes to casting and conjuration. I created this group to discuss why?
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How do you feel about the way "Voodoo” is treated in Pop Culture?

What do you think when you hear the word “voodoo”?  Zombies?  Superstition? Spirit possession?  Even those of us who respect this spiritual tradition will tend to think of these things when the word “Vodoo” is uttered.  This is proof of how effective colonial powers have been at creating fear and disdain in our minds for what is actually a sophisticated, healing and expansive belief system. The Vodou exhibit at the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa (video below, I hope) was a pleasant and…

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"Amadioha Strikes"

Neo-Nsibidi Symbol for Amadioha“Congratulations! you are now homeowners”The couple sitting at the desk hugged each other as Tobenna spoke to them. He had just closed on another mortgage, and he was having the best month all year.“Thank you so much Mr. Onwuhara!” the wife said, “We couldn’t have done this without you.”“It was my pleasure”, he replied, with a grin on his face.“God bless you my brother!” the husband said as he and his wife left the office.Tobenna Onwuhara was one of the rising…

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Books on Mythology throughout the African Diaspora

I have been finding it extremely difficult to find good resources on African Mythology, and in general mythology through-out the African Diaspora.  When it comes to mythological creatures and what-not the internet seems to fall flat, and the more I read the less reliable Wikipedia becomes on certain subjects.  The Wikipedia entry on the Ewe's Adze, for example is remarkably shallow and misleading. As a person who is a bit weary of hearing about Vampires and Werewolves, and who's more interested…

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