Havoc After Dark: Tales of Terror by Robert Fleming Dafina Books, March 2004 $14.00, ISBN 0-758-20575-9
This first horror collection from Robert Fleming is an ambitious work that draws heavily on the mythology of and stereotypes about people of African descent in North America, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe. Havoc After Dark features stories with musicians, soldiers, vampires, hoodoo men and women, and just plain folks.
Fleming shows promise in using the historic terrorism inflicted on black people as fodder for horror stories. What can be more frightening than the point of view of a man hunted and caught by a lynch mob?
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