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About the Author Kinitra D. Brooks is an associate professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her research interests include contemporary African American and Afro-Caribbean literature, black feminism, and horror studies. Her short horror fiction collection Sycorax’s Daughters was coedited with Susana M. Morris and Linda D. Addison at Cedar Grove Publishing. Currently, she is working on a book-length exploration of the monstrosity and divinity of black women’s visual culture tentatively titled Divinely Monstrous: Black Women Conjuring the Grotesque in Popular Culture. She is also coediting a volume on black women and horror entitled Towards a Black Women’s Horror Aesthetic: Critical Frameworks,with Susana M. Morris and Linda Addison. She has published articles in African American Review, Obsidian, and Fempsec. ...