"Three, Walking" by Nikia Chaney

  • "Three, Walking" by Nikia Chaney

In this chapbook, explore three worlds in which three brave women push against the external structures of their strange worlds that almost work the same way as ours. Not all is as it seems but courage, wonder, and preservation abound.

Three, Walking is a courageous work of poetic sci-fi-lit. A unique collection of short stories that stretch the imagination of strange worlds where women matter, where women make brave decisions, where women walk in different directions, their own limbs indicative of their power to control their circumstances, their bodies, and their existence. Nikia Chaney is a champion of explorative work, embracing the uniqueness of her own style, Three, Walking is a fantastic treat.
—Ginger Galloway, author of Hope for Lunar Days and Destiny Interrupted.
Nikia Chaney’s riveting tales read like focused beams of sunlight through a magnifying glass over an anthill...when we’re the ants. Ruthless in their investigations into the nature of human interactions both interpersonal and cross-cultural, but also in their compassion, they have the spareness of generations-old creation myths, and the resonance.
—Glen Hirshberg, author of Infinity Dreams.
Nikia Chaney’s short story trilogy Three, Walking is a testament to resilience as we bear witness to Black’s blues, Girl birthing life, and an insatiable hunger to be free and loved, even if it means walking to the other side of the world. Chaney captivates readers with soul-wrenching descriptions of dispossession. Puzzle a black woman’s body, how it is valued and devalued and how it fiercely reclaims itself in Three, Walking.
—Romaine Washington, author of Purgatory Has an Address

Nikia Chaney

Nikia Chaney is a textual artist and writer. She is the author of a forthcoming memoir Ladybug (Inlandia Institute, 2022), and us mouth (University of Hell Press, 2018), a full length of poetry. She has served as Inlandia Literary Laureate (2016-2018). She teaches and lives in California with her children.

Twitter: @NikiaChaney

Instagram: @nikiachaney

Website: www.nikiachaney.com

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