Clap Back

Clap Back

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A past struggle for racial equity could achieve a profound future victory in this audacious short story about technology, hoodoo, and hope by a Nebula Award–winning author.

Burri is a fashion designer and icon with a biochemistry background. Her latest pieces are African inspired and crafted to touch the heart. They enable wearers to absorb nanorobotic memories and recount the stories of Black lives and forgiveness. Wenda doesn’t buy it. A protest performance artist, Wenda knows exploitation when she sees it. What she’s going to do with Burri’s breakthrough technology could, in the right hands, change race relations forever.

Nalo Hopkinson’s Clap Back is part of Black Stars, a multi-dimensional collection of speculative fiction from Black authors. Read or listen to them in a single sitting.

Title:Clap Back
Edition Language:English
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    Clap Back Reviews

  • Netanella

    I wanted to like this story more than I actually did. I'd heard great things about Nalo Hopkinson, and was excited to try her work. Possibly I too tired when I read the story and didn't fully follow i...

  • Alan Teder

    Nanites and MagicReview of the Amazon Original Kindle eBook (August 2021)Clap Back combines speculative science fiction and fantasy magic fiction in an inventive way. A trendy designer is appropriatin...

  • Alex Sarll

    Black science fiction writers are the link for Amazon's latest collection of free-if-you-have-Prime stories. So when Nalo Hopkinson's contribution to that range is a story about corporate America's on...

  • LaTrice McNeil-Smith

    I want more of this too!...

  • Ciarrah, MHA

    This book was for Black people, by a Black person. I'm all for the concept and the message and the negative reviews are from people who clearly were not the target demographic.And you know exactly who...

  • Steve Tetreault

    What it's about: A fashion designer is creating clothing laced with chemicals that will make the wearer remember and tell the story of an exploited African girl. An art student prepares to share her f...

  • Misse Jones

    What a cool concept! In Black Stars #5, Nalo Hopkinson takes us on a futuristic journey with her submission, Clap Bank. Her concept is simple and highlights how race relations are at present harrowing...

  • chan

    3 / 5 starsI really liked the Hoodoo elements but I needed more pages for this story to truly breathe.. unfortunately it all felt a bit shoehorned into these roughly 20 pages.content notes:◦ moderat...

  • Anomaly

    I can't give this one stars because I don't know how many is fair. The writing style is densely packed, and that's not to my personal preference, but this is still quite well-written.My problem is mor...

  • Edie

    Part of Amazon Originals Black Stars collection.Could see this being developed into a novel-length work. I am a huge fan of the short story format but I'm not sure it was the best way to tell this sto...