Ebony Xscape

Guardians of Masks and Memory

In a tall lonely tower of an abandoned desert oasis, an amnesiac lost princess named Maleda, finds that she has a life and homeland beyond the desert that is threatened by a curse and an unknown murderer, so she works to find a way to break the curse, find the murderer, and discover who she really is.

Guardians is my current Afrofuturist novel. The purpose of this fantasy novel is to explore what it means for African Americans to feel alienated from African culture, but from the lens of one girl in a fantasy depiction of Africa. This idea was conceived when I was at least twelve years old and it has changed so much over the years. You can get a copy now on Amazon!

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Fire Sprite

Fire Sprite

Did you know that the fire sprites dance for me? No one else sees them, only me. They break timber and log as they jump and leap. Their hair grows towards the sun in a sunset orange, But greens, blues, and purples may deign to make an appearance. Their voice is a rhythm of cracklesContinue reading “Fire Sprite”

Trees

Trees

Your people are bark-skinned and tall as titans, with ten foot wide root bridges. You are crowned in green, yet you change your hair with the seasons. Moved by whispers in the sky, you gossip and talk between each other. When we’re not looking you make like the Crooked Forest and move on to newContinue reading “Trees”

3 Things You Should do When Writing a Book

3 Things You Should do When Writing a Book

  Learn About WritingThis doesn’t mean you need to get an MFA. If you’re looking for more affordable and flexible options, you can look for individual classes to help you. I personally like Tomi Adayemi’s Page-Turning Plot class. In her class, she teaches students about how to write a book in a Three-Act structure andContinue reading “3 Things You Should do When Writing a Book”

Discovering the Let Go

The Let Go. India ink and drawing ink, yupo paper. 18x25 in. 2019
Sketchbook page 1. India ink, ballpoint pen, graphite. 12x8 in. 2019

I started this series with the idea of exploring abstraction combined with the human figure, but I found out that I was actually trying to tell a story. I was discovering the world I was building, which are the galaxy-like abstractions, and the characters, which are the studies of human figures and hair. I see this series of work as one study for an Afrofuturistic story that I will tell via a graphic novel and animation.