Thursday, August 6, 2009

Jarla Tangh is in the House!

Her Tangh-i-ness is here on Blogger to show love for those who think outside the box, y'all.

This means she's here to make friends and build up her fanbase only.

She read constantly as a youngster and was misunderstood because she spoke the King's English near always and used SAT words in normal conversation. For your information, her verbal was 780, but alas, her Math sucked the big one at 540. Poor little dread-locked girl.

Her Tangh-i-ness is a Clarion West 2001 Graduate. She owes her pseudonym to a vocalist friend who gave her the first name, a faery godmother of an editor, who told her using just one name is pretentious, and the surname from the Turkey City Lexicon. She considers herself African Descended rather than African American, but will still answer to Black and Colored. She is one of those people who thinks Disney should release Song of the South. Forget that damn The Princess and the Frog! Likewise, Huckleberry Finn needs to stay on bookshelves, so kids can remember what life used to be like. Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, performed a service to humanity given the prevailing anti-Negro sentiment in his day.

Her Tangh-i-ness is a writer of homoerotic male-male romance, science fiction, fantasy, and horror featuring people of color as the protagonists.


Afro-Future Females: Black Writers Chart Science Fiction's Newest New-Wave Trajectory, 2008

Essay "A Close Encounter with my Pseudonym" Publisher Ohio State University Press

Editor Marleen S. Barr

Mojo Conjure Stories, 2003

Short Story "The Skinned" Publisher Warner Aspect

Editor Nalo Hopkinson

Current Projects:

The Nether Concern- a dark urban fantasy series set in 1915 Boston with a gay Black hero

World Jumping- a multi-world urban fantasy series set in Boston with a straight Black heroine

The Society for the Protection of Engineered Creatures- an alternate-world sci-fi series with an African descended, intersexed, albino hero.

The Caldlond Demon series- a multi-generational fantasy set in an alternate Ancient Britain.

Thank you all for reading, buying, and recommending the above-mentioned. Now for some thanks in Yoruba.

Modupe Pupa Pupa.


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