Of One Blood (MIT Press / Radium Age)
"Published in 1903 by an African-American journalist with connections to Boston, Cambridge, and MIT, Of One Blood charts the adventures of Reuel Briggs, a mixed-race Harvard medical student who finds himself in a hidden, highly advanced Ethiopian city. A must-read for science fiction fans or anyone who loves Marvel's Black Panther franchise."
Praise for Of One Blood (MIT Press / Radium Age)
"Hopkins was a pioneering Black intellectual, playwright and magazine editor who used her considerable literary talents to rally support for the cause of racial justice. In 'Of One Blood,' the last of her four novels, she blends multiple subgenres into what is an exceptionally entertaining work of popular fiction, albeit one with a serious subtext: race."
—The Washington Post Book World
"Helps to tell a story of Black American literature that reflects the infinite number of ways of being Black in America — and of being in the world. . . This sprawling work of speculative fiction resists paraphrase, but what’s important is that it helped spawn a vast contemporary tradition."
—The New York Times
"Hopkins’ fiction innovated in its time with lasting impact. It planted imaginative seeds that sprouted far down the next century of storytelling. . . . In short, she was a powerhouse, an innovator and an intellectual dynamo."
“Hopkins … transports readers to a technologically advanced, hidden city in Ethiopia that’s remained free of colonialist influences and oppression.”