Of One Blood (MIT Press / Radium Age) (Paperback)

Of One Blood (MIT Press / Radium Age) By Pauline Hopkins, Minister Faust (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Pauline Hopkins, Minister Faust (Introduction by)
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A mixed-race Harvard medical student stumbles upon a hidden Ethiopian city, the inhabitants of which possess both advanced technologies and mystical powers.

Long before Marvel Comics gave us Wakanda, a high-tech African country that has never been colonized, this 1903 novel gave readers Reuel Briggs—a mixed-race Harvard medical student, passing as white, who stumbles upon Telassar. In this long-hidden Ethiopian city, the wise, peaceful inhabitants of which possess both advanced technologies and mystical powers, Reuel discovers the incredible secret of his own birth. Now, he must decide whether to return to the life he’s built, and the woman he loves, back in America—or play a role in helping Telassar take its rightful place on the world stage. Considered one of the earliest articulations of Black internationalism, Of One Blood takes as its theme the notion that race is a social construct perpetuated by racists. 
 
Minister Faust is best known as author of The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad (2004) and 2007’s Kindred Award-winning From the Notebooks of Dr. Brain (retitled Shrinking the Heroes, it also received the Philip K. Dick Award Special Citation). An award-winning journalist, community organizer, teacher, and workshop designer, Faust is also a former television host and producer, radio broadcaster, and podcaster. His 2011 TEDx talk, “The Cure For Death by Smalltalk,” has been viewed more than 840,000 times.
 

About the Author


Pauline Hopkins (1859–1930), an African American journalist and editor of Boston’s The Colored American Magazine, was the author of four novels: Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South (1900), Hagar’s Daughter: A Story of Southern Caste Prejudice (1901–1902), Winona: A Tale of Negro Life in the South and Southwest (1902–1903), and Of One Blood (1903). Her work illuminated African history, racial injustice, and women’s liberation, earning her a reputation as a key public intellectual of her time. 
 
Minister Faust is best known as author of The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad and 2007’s Kindred Award–winning From the Notebooks of Dr. Brain (retitled Shrinking the Heroes). which also received the Philip K. Dick Award Special Citation. An award-winning journalist, community organizer, teacher, and workshop designer, Faust is also a former television host and producer, radio broadcaster, and podcaster. His 2011 TEDx talk, “The Cure for Death by Smalltalk,” has been viewed more than 840,000 times. 

Praise For…


“Hopkins … transports readers to a technologically advanced, hidden city in Ethiopia that’s remained free of colonialist influences and oppression.”
— Andrew Liptak, Transfer Orbit
Product Details
ISBN: 9780262544290
ISBN-10: 0262544296
Publisher: The MIT Press
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2022
Pages: 260
Language: English
Series: MIT Press / Radium Age