Sunday, December 30, 2018

Credit to My Nation, by Sandra McDonald

★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(Modern Fantasy) Unity returns to Barbados for their grandmother’s funeral and attempts to get their fortune told through a special DNA-based system. (6,792 words; Time: 22m)

"Credit to My Nation," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 01-02|19, published on by .

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Review: 2019.025 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: This is partly about Unity getting their fortune told, but it’s also about Unity coming to terms with their heritage. Unity’s past was miserable because their relatives couldn’t accept them, but Barbados’s past was also miserable, and the “fortune” clearly links the two.

Con: I found Unity such an unpleasant, inconsiderate person that it made the story an unpleasant read. Also, the steady repetition of the message “colonialism was bad” gets really old really fast.

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