"Book On It"

“Where is your bookmark?”

My bookmark is in the short story collection, “How Long ‘Til Black Future Month?” by N.K. Jemisin. The title grabbed my attention for a thought-provoking, “why has this question not been asked?” In various articles, I read the innovation of the stories in progressing and opening the imagination about what black life can be. The introduction of this collection is a source for Jemisin’s inspiration and journey for her writing.

Based on the first story, I decided to skim through some stories to understand the essence of the plot. The book is quite long for a short story collection. There is a story titled, “Sinner, Saints, Dragons, and Haints in the City Beneath the Still Waters,” (another wonderful title) about creatures in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. I am eagerly waiting to read it. It is the last story of the collection and likely positioned for a great ending.