“Broad Dutty Water: A Sunken Story”

Title“Broad Dutty Water: A Sunken Story”
Year for Search2021
AuthorsHopkinson, [Noelle] Nalo(b. 1960)
Tertiary AuthorsHopkinson, Nalo
Secondary TitleThe Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Volume / Edition141/5/6
Pagination6-31
Date PublishedNovember/December 2021
ISBN Number978-0-358-69012-2
ISSN Number00024-984X
KeywordsCanadian author, Female author, Guyanese author, Jamaican author, Trinidadian author, US author
Annotation

The story is set in the area that used to be Florida and the islands of the Caribbean, most of which is now under water. The protagonist is a young woman living in one of the communities on rafts that scavenge for anything useable or that can be repurposed.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy™ 2022. Ed Rebecca Roanhorse. Series ed. John Joseph Adams (New York/Boston, MA: Mariner Books/HarperCollins, 2022), 110-135; and in The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction 2022. Ed. Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki; Eugen Bacon, and Milton Davis (Np: Caezik SF & Fantasy in partnership with O.D. Ekpeki Presents, 2023), 51-76.

Author Note

The female author (b. 1960) was born in Jamaica and grew up in Guyana and Trinidad, spent many years in Canada, taught at the University of California, Riverside, and in 2021 became a Professor in the School of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.

Full Text

2021 Hopkinson, [Noelle] Nalo (b. 1960). “Broad Dutty Water: A Sunken Story.” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 141.5/6 (November-December 2021): 6-31. Rpt. in The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy™ 2022. Ed Rebecca Roanhorse. Series ed. John Joseph Adams (New York/Boston, MA: Mariner Books/HarperCollins, 2022), 110-135; and in The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction 2022. Ed. Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki; Eugen Bacon, and Milton Davis (Np: Caezik SF & Fantasy in partnership with O.D. Ekpeki Presents, 2023), 51-76. PSt

The story is set in the area that used to be Florida and the islands of the Caribbean, most of which is now under water. The protagonist is a young woman living in one of the communities on rafts that scavenge for anything useable or that can be repurposed. The female author was born in Jamaica and grew up in Guyana and Trinidad, spent many years in Canada, taught at the University of California, Riverside, and in 2021 became a Professor in the School of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.