Jalondra A. Davis is a Black feminist artist-intellectual, merwomanist Melusine, and fierce warrior mama currently living near the beaches of Southern California. She holds a PhD in Ethnic Studies from University of California, Riverside, and a master’s of Professional Writing from the University of Southern California. She has work published and forthcoming in the The Truth About the Fact: International Journal of Literary Nonfiction, MOSF Journal of Science Fiction, Shima Journal, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, and the Routledge Anthology of Co-Futurisms. Her scholarly book project in progress, Sea People: Mermaids and the Black Atlantic, focuses on mermaids, water spirits, and other aquatic-themed figures in African diasporic literature, art, and performance. Jalondra is currently a University of California Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, San Diego.
Magic, Mermaids, and the Middle Passage: On Natasha Bowen’s “Skin of the Sea”
Black feminist scholar and merwomanist melusine Jalondra A. Davis reviews Natasha Bowen’s “Skin of the Sea.”...