Table of contents — Femspec 6.1, Vol 6, Issue 1, 2005

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EDITORIAL REMARKS:

GWENDOLYN D. POUGH and YOLANDA HOOD, Speculative Black Women: Magic, Fantasy, and the Supernatural ix

CRITICISM:

JERRILYN MCGREGORY, Nalo Hopkinson's Approach to Speculative Fiction 3

GRETCHEN MICHLITSCH, Breastfeeding Mother Rescues City: Nalo Hopkinson's Ti-Jeanne as Superhero 18

KATHY DAVIS PATTERSON, Haunting Back: Vampire Subjectivity in The Gilda Stories 35

TERESA N. WASHINGTON, Power of the Word/Power of the Works: the Signifying African Soul of Africana Women’s Literature 58

GINA WISKER, Your Buried Ghosts Have A Way of tripping You Up: Revisioning and Mothering in African American and Afro-Caribbean Womens Speculative Horror 71

SARAH WOOD, Subversion through Inclusion: Octavia Butlers Interrogations of Religion in Wild Seed and Xenogenesi 87

SPEECH

NALO HOPKINSON, Address Given at The College of New Jersey, Department of African American Studies, 30th Anniversary Symposia: Afrofuturism: Womanist Paradigms for the New Millennium 103

FICTION

MARCIA DOUGLAS, Marie-Ma 113

KIINI IBURA SALAAM, K-USH: The Legend of the Last Wero 122

ANDREA SHAW, Jus’ a Pinch of the Yellow Powder 135

POETRY

HELEN CRUMP, Morning Wake-up Sun 147

ASERET SIN, Poetrix 149

ASERET SIN, Sister Ancestor 151

INTERVIEWS

YOLANDA HOOD, Interview with Tananarive Due 155

GWENDOLYN D. POUGH, Interview with L. A. Banks 165

REVIEWS

CANDICE M. JENKINS, Review of Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism 175

GRETCHEN J. MICHLITSCH, Review of The Salt Roads 178

KATHY DAVIS PATTERSON, Review of Minion: A Vampire Huntress Legend 181

JENNIFER THORINGTON SPRINGER, Review of Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction 185

ALICIA THOMAS, Review of The Awakening: A Vampire Huntress Legend 155

CARMIELE Y. WILKERSON, Review of Love 192

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS 195

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