Black authors are getting in on the witch and magic craze, too.
In addition to books by Black women authors, black writers are writing novels, short stories, and poetry about magic, witchcraft, and the occult.
Many of these writers also have black characters in their stories.
For instance, the first book by the acclaimed novelist Elizabeth Gilbert (who is also the author of the award-winning Black Lives Matter series) is called “The Magic Witch,” which is set in a magical land called the Witchland, a fantasy land where witches exist.
The author of Gilbert’s new book, Black Magic, explains: I started the book with a lot of questions: How do you tell a story about magic?
How do we make it magical?
How can we tell stories about magic that are grounded in reality?
I realized that, despite the fact that it was a fantasy book, the story was grounded in truth and the magic was real.
Black Magic is the first full-length novel by an African American writer set in the WitchLand.
The book is also part of a multi-year initiative called Black Magic in America, which aims to highlight black authors and writers in literature and fiction.
The idea is that this work can also help other marginalized groups gain visibility and visibility in the entertainment and art world, the book says.
The Black Magic project, which is part of Black Media Matters, is the result of an international collaboration between Black authors, media, and scholars.
The initiative aims to “build on the voices of Black women, artists, writers, and activists in the literary, arts, and media worlds to empower and inform audiences of Black, Latinx, and other marginalized voices,” according to a Black Media Matter statement.
This includes writers like Elizabeth Gilbert, who wrote the first Black-written novel in the genre, “The Witchland,” which was set in an imaginary world where witches existed.
Gilbert told Salon she was inspired by Black magic.
“I really thought about how my world was created, how the magic and the mythos of magic are created, and how these are connected,” she said.
“This is not something that happens to me or my family.
This is something that’s been handed down from the ancestors and their families for thousands of years.
This doesn’t happen in my family.”
The Black magic movement, which has grown in popularity over the last decade, is a way for people of color to say, “I want to write about the magic that I have experienced, and I want to see that magic and mythology come to life in the real world,” Gilbert said.
And while she is working on Black Magic herself, Gilbert is also a vocal supporter of other black writers who are working on books that are exploring and writing about magic.
Black magic has become so popular among young writers, who are now writing about it, that Black Magic: The Black Witch is coming out in November.
This book is about Black women who are writing about their experiences as witches, but also about the black women who also are writing, and are writing for Black people, who they love writing about.
Gilbert also wrote about the experiences of a white writer, who was black, writing about his experiences with racism in America.
“My point is, this is not a white man writing about a white woman.
This black woman is writing about her experiences with white racism, and her experiences in America,” Gilbert told HuffPost.
“And it’s really about people of colour and how they are being treated in the art world and the entertainment world.”
This is a really exciting time for Black authors and people of all kinds.
There’s this explosion of Black writers, including Black women writers, writing books about witchcraft, magic, and all these other things, which are really exciting and really important, said Maya Rangel, an assistant professor of African American studies at the University of Chicago.
“It is a great way to create awareness about black women writing, black women artists, Black women literary fiction, Black people of the Black community,” Rangel said.
Rangel added that this project also shows that Black writers are doing more than simply writing about the world around them.
They are creating narratives and writing for audiences.
The books and other content, she said, “is the real thing, the real work.”