A Phoenix First Must Burn offers sixteen tales by bestselling and award-winning authors that explore the Black experience through fantasy, science fiction, and magic.
A Phoenix First Must Burn offers an anthology full of intriguing voices. With sixteen stories written by as many authors, it truly isn’t hard to find a story that not only entertains but may also resonate with you or someone you know.
"Books are magic. Black girls are magic. This book featuring vignettes into worlds centering Black girls is the perfect sort of magic to share with your favorite Black girl coven." - Porshèa Patterson-Hurst
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These authors who are truly Octavia Butler’s heirs, have woven worlds to create a stunning narrative that centers Black women and gender nonconforming individuals. A Phoenix First Must Burn will take you on a journey from folktales retold to futuristic societies and everything in between. Filled with stories of love and betrayal, strength and resistance, this collection contains an array of complex and true-to-life characters in which you cannot help but see yourself reflected. Witches and scientists, sisters and lovers, priestesses and rebels: the heroines of A Phoenix First Must Burn shine brightly. You will never forget them.