The excerpts "From The Book of Names My Mother Didn't Give Me," previously published in Philippine Speculative Fiction VI, have found a home online--and also a new audience--through Expanded Horizons' awesome April 2013 issue. It's a wonderful issue with Mia Tijam's plaintive "Waiting for Agua de Mayo" (whose ending I love) and Shannon Barber's haunting, song-like "Calling Oshun". Speaking of song, Tade Thompson's ballad, "Komolafe" rounds up the issue.
Brit Mandelo reviews EH's April 2013 issue in Tor.com's Short Fiction Spotlight and has very kind words to say about the baby names project:
"This story is a handsome, small thing, made of parts smaller still, that does the majority of its work on the allegorical level rather than that of plot. As such, it’s the sort of piece that lingers, though it may not at first make a drastic impression."
Many thanks to EH's editor, D. Ash, for patiently waiting for my (ecstatic) acceptance (of EH's offer to publish) from the mountains, where the internet connection was unreliable, and I was hard at work (and often away from the inbox)--and to Brit Mandelo for reading, and reviewing, the work.
Yes, that's me going squeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
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