Of One Blood
by Pauline Hopkins
Originally serialized in Colored American Magazine around 1902, and written by that magazine’s editor, Pauline Hopkins. Recounts the tale of a mixed-race doctor who sails to Africa and stumbles upon Telassar, the lost capital of ancient Ethiopia.
The novel is racial commentary, supernatural melodrama, pulp adventure, and maybe a little bit science fiction. Or utopian fiction. It’s hard to say how to categorize Of One Blood. I finally decided on Gothic Romance.
Discussion of this and other work by Pauline Hopkins at Multo.