Nalo Hopkinson

Elizabeth Boyle (University of Hull)
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In the first decade of the new millennium, Nalo Hopkinson has risen quickly to prominence as one of the leading black writers of speculative fiction, following in the pioneering footsteps of African American science fiction writers Samuel R. Delany and Octavia Butler. Like theirs, Hopkinson’s writing is intensely political, focusing on themes of feminism, race, class and queer identity within a genre that has been traditionally hostile to or simply ignorant of people of colour. Uniquely, however, Hopkinson’s writing blends science fiction with a strong sense of the Caribbean history and culture that shaped her own childhood and the distinctive Creole dialects in which most of her characters speak. Living in Toronto, Canada, and …

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Citation: Boyle, Elizabeth. "Nalo Hopkinson". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 December 2010 [, accessed 03 October 2023.]

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