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When the World Wounds

Kiini Ibura Salaam

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ISBN 978-0-9913361-5-9

Speculative Fiction Short Stories

Street Date: 11/01/2016

INTRODUCING THIRD MAN BOOKS FIRST BOOK OF FICTION!

 

SPECIAL EDITION NOW AVAILABLE HERE 

 

WHEN THE WORLD WOUNDS, A NEW COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES BY AWARD WINNING AUTHOR KIINI IBURA SALAAM

 

"Transformative, wise and vivid with the quality of fantasy and fable."
Sheree Renée Thomas, editor Dark Matter

 

"Kiini Ibura Salaam’s short stories (and the characters who inhabit them) are vital, fantastic in all senses of the word, audacious and tender."
Kelly Link, author of Get In Trouble and Stranger Things Happen

 

Excited is not the right word, maybe it's ecstatic, or maybe it's an otherworldy word that we have yet to experience, but might discover while exploring all the worlds and beings in Kiini Ibura Salaam's collection of speculative fiction short stories, When the World Wounds. In this eagerly-awaited collection, Kiini Ibura Salaam continues her exploration of the dark, the sensual, and the mysterious with fiction that disturbs, delights, and dazzles. The five stories and one novella collected in When the World Wounds examine the tumultuous nature of the human condition through such wild imaginings as sensual encounters with deer, escapism in a dystopian prison, and volcano women. In “The Taming,” a lupine creature is trapped by beasts whose nefarious nature is beyond their prey’s understanding. In “Hemmie’s Calenture,” a woman escaping enslavement is thrust into a war between gods. “The Pull of the Wing” is the prequel to Salaam’s wildly popular "Of Wings, Nectar, and Ancestors" trilogy. “Because of the Bone Man” transports readers to the desolate landscape of post-Katrina New Orleans and the struggle of the city’s culture bearers to carry on. A welcome follow-up to Salaam’s award-winning Ancient, AncientWhen the World Wounds is perceptive and engaging as it examines our world’s callous and perilous landscapes while tickling the imagination and startling the senses.

 

***This book is eligible for the book club bundle and the 3 for $30 bundle***

About the Author(s):

  • Kiini Ibura Salaam is a writer, painter, and traveler from New Orleans, Louisiana. Her work is rooted in eroticism, speculative events, and personal freedom. She has been widely published and anthologized in such publications as the Dark Matter, Mojo: Conjure Stories, and Colonize This! anthologies, as well as Essence, Utne Reader, and Ms. magazines. Her short story collection Ancient, Ancient — winner of the 2012 James Tiptree, Jr. award — contains sensual tales of the fantastic, the dark, and the magical. Her micro-essays on writing can be found at www.kiiniibura.com or in her Notes From the Trenches ebook series. When the World Wounds (Third Man Books 2016) is her second collection of speculative short stories.