Avie's Dreams: An Afro-Feminist Coloring Book

Avie's Dreams: An Afro-Feminist Coloring Book

by Makeda Lewis

Through personal dialogue and powerful words next to vivid images, an afro-feminist woman glows with confidence in identity and womanhood. Her bold statements inspire personal introspection and her thought-provoking questions unite us as we question the same ideas. Personal, historical, and floral illustrations show the resilience of women and their diverse representations over time.

 

A young dreamer wanders through a personal mythology of women warriors, tropical flowers, and sea creatures. A radically introspective and interpersonal take on the usual coming-of-age tale, Avie firmly establishes her authorial role—and infuses ancient Greek lore, Renaissance scripts, and Hollywood blockbusters with images of afro-centricity and queer identity.