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Where it Rains in Color by Denise Crittendon


(Black PR Wire) Her skin is like coal mixed with diamonds and her color-rich resort planet is the jewel of the galaxy. But when a series of phantom voices and painful scars force her into exile, she discovers she’s so much more than a dark beauty queen. She’s a healer who can inhabit the souls of her ancestors.

This description summarizes “Where it Rains in Color,” (Angry Robot Books) a sci-fi novel that uplifts black women, celebrates the power of melanin and shines the spotlight on the brilliant Dogon Tribe of Mali, West Africa (best known for their ability to chart stars without telescopes or other devices). Written by award-winning journalist, Denise Crittendon, the novel plays with universal beauty standards and challenges the structure and system in which they live.

“It’s important to note that the protagonist is not loved and revered despite being black. She is loved and revered because she is black,” says Crittendon, a former features-writer for “The Detroit News.”

She adds: “It elevates African culture and what it means to be black. I wanted to usher in a new black aesthetic and project people of African descent into a future that doesn’t strip us of our innate majesty. The inhabitants of my futuristic black planet are powerful, technological geniuses far removed from the misery of the past.”

Listed by Literary Hub and as one of the best sci-fi releases of December 2022, “Where it Rains in Color,” was number one on Amazon’s Kindle for two weeks and was heralded by “Book Riot” as a novel that will have you “rethinking how you see beauty.”

Crittendon, who was the first woman in the history of the NAACP to be appointed editor of their naitonal magazine, “The Crisis,” is a native Detroiter who was voted one of the “Most Influential Black Women of Metro Detroit.” She’s co-author of “Millionaire Moves: Seven Proven Principals of Entrepreneurship” (written with business mogul William Pickard).

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