Black Girl Magic Lit Magazine
Do For Love


Kenesha Williams is an author, editor and publisher who’s every work truly captures the meaning of magic. Kenesha is the publisher of “Black Girl Magic Lit Magazine”. A magazine dedicated to showcasing speculative fiction that feature black women as the central character. Like Ms. Williams shares in the interview, the stories in the magazine truly do have “black girls who are magical”. Kenesha Williams is also the author of “Do for Love”. A magical realism story that features Virginia Bridgeforth, a young lady who is pushed into the role of being a detective thanks to her magical power.

In this interview with Kenesha Williams we discuss the following:

  • A little bit about Kenesha’s background and how it set the stage for the work she is doing now
  • Kenesha’s motivation for writing “Do for Love” and what she wanted to explore in this story
  • How the story in “Do for Love” illustrates the dramatic difference in the lives of black people today vs black people who lived in the late 40s and early 50s
  • Kenesha’s interest in the magical realism genre and how this genre helps her create a story that is relatable to more people
  • We drift off into a brief discussion of how grandmothers will brag on their grandchildren even from the spirit world
  • Kenesha shares a list of African American mystery authors she reads and how Walter Mosley inspires her
  • The motivation for the creation of “Black Girl Magic Lit Magazine”
  • The need for “Black Girl Magic Lit Magazine” and the process of creating the magazine
  • A brief discussion of the speculative fiction genre
  • A brief discussion of the five published issues and news about the next issue
  • A funny discussion on the relationship black people have with the horror genre
  • Kenesha Williams’ work with WriteAhead Publishing(www.writeaheadpub.com) and the box sets they are producing
  • And so much more…

Kenesha’s Websites:

www.keneshawilliams.com

www.blackgirlmagicmag.com

www.writeaheadpub.com

Kenesha’s Social Media Links:

Twitter:

@Kenesha_W

@BlkGirlMagicMag

Facebook:

www.facebook.com/blackgirlmagicmag

www.facebook.com/keneshawilliams.writer/

www.facebook.com/writeaheadpub/

Black Girl Magic Lit Mag: Issue 1

Black Girl Magic Lit Mag: Issue 1

Black Girl Magic Lit Mag is a literary magazine created to address the lack of diverse, non-majority voices and characters in speculative fiction, especially Black women’s voices. Black Girl Magic Lit Mag believes that by showcasing stories featuring Black female voices and characters we can creat... More info →
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Black Girl Magic Lit Mag: Issue 2

Black Girl Magic Lit Mag: Issue 2

Black Girl Magic Lit Mag is a literary magazine of speculative fiction stories featuring Black female main characters. In issue 2 we have six short stories:The Stars for a Song'The Stars for a Song' is a flash fiction piece regarding the creation of the moon by a saddened deity.DoughnutsThis is a ho... More info →
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Black Girl Magic Lit Mag: Issue 3

Black Girl Magic Lit Mag: Issue 3

Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy Black Girl Magic Lit Mag is a literary magazine created to address the lack of diverse, non-majority voices and characters in speculative fiction, especially Black women’s voices. Black Girl Magic Lit Mag believes that by showcasing stories featuring Black female voices and... More info →
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Black Girl Magic Lit Mag: Issue 4: The Horror Issue

Black Girl Magic Lit Mag: Issue 4: The Horror Issue

Celebrate Black Speculative Fiction Month and Halloween with Black Girl Magic Lit Magazine's first ALL HORROR ISSUE. More info →
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Black Girl Magic Lit Mag: Issue 5: New Year, New Worlds

Black Girl Magic Lit Mag: Issue 5: New Year, New Worlds

Black Girl Magic Lit Mag is a quarterly literary magazine of speculative fiction featuring Black female main characters.In Issue 5, our all science fiction issue, it is entitled New Year, New Worlds. In For the Best we see a story of racial upheaval and tests of racial purity to determine who can li... More info →
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Do For Love (A Virginia Bridgeforth Ghost Mystery #1)

Do For Love (A Virginia Bridgeforth Ghost Mystery #1)

What would you do for love? When Virginia Bridgeforth is asked by her dead grandmother to find the family of a man her grandfather killed over fifty years ago, she agrees. In an attempt to exonerate her grandfather she will go on a journey to the past and solve the mystery of a murdered man who ever... More info →
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