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Books Unbound – W.E.B. Du Bois’s ‘Darkwater’: Two Stories

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A black man and a white woman might be the last two people on earth in the post-apocalyptic tale “The Comet,” an early example of African-American sci fi from W.E.B. Du Bois’s 1920 collection Darkwater. Lauren Robert is the reader. This Books Unbound original presentation introduces the story with dramatized newspaper articles from the New York Times, May 1910, reporting on fears surrounding Halley’s Comet: “Southern Negroes in a Comet