Friday, March 4, 2016

Nanabojou and the Race Question, by Justin Barbeau

(Tale) Nanabojou, the trickster, visits Virginia in 1924 to see if he can play a trick on them. (3,760 words)

Rating: 2, Not Recommended

"Nanabojou and the Race Question," by appeared in the March/April 2016 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, published , by .

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Pro: The set up, done in the style of a traditional native-American folktale, is well done.

Con: There's no actual story here. In the end it turns out to be a political statement thinly disguised as a story.

1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Pretty much a history lesson in the style of a folktale. The Trickster isn't very tricky. He just makes some dryly humorous comments on his observation of the situation.