Horror Anthology: The Ancestors

Horror Short Stories

Today we’ll look at an African-American horror anthology collecting three novellas centered around a unifying theme. This book is available in trade paperback and in e-book formats.

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The Ancestors is an African-American horror anthology by L. A. Banks, Tananarive Due and Brandon Massey  

The Ancestors

Authors: Banks, L. A.; Tananarive Due and Brandon Massey
Format: Trade Paperback
Page Count: 312pp.
Pub. Date: November 25, 2008
Publisher: Kensington Books/Dafina

Publisher’s Summary:

Some evils are so great that they transcend death. In Brandon Massey’s The Patriarch, a young writer travels to the hushed backwoods of Mississippi, where dangerous secrets surface as a generations-old feud comes to bone-chilling new life . . .


The souls of the mistreated always find a way to be heard. In L. A. Banks’s Ev’ry Shut Eye Ain’t Sleep, violent visions haunt a man — until he’s handed an opportunity to right the wrongs of the past and prevent unspeakable acts from occurring once again . . .


When horrors are covered up and lost, our ancestors must find a way — even in death — to tell their tales. In Tananarive Due’s Ghost Summer, ancestors haunt the nights of two children. And when a grisly discovery is made, these ancestors will make their mark on both the dead and the living . . .

Table of Contents:

  • Ev’ry Shut Eye Ain’t Sleep by L. A. Banks
  • The Patriarch by Brandon Massey
  • Ghost Summer by Tananarive Due
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  • Howard Sherman May 30, 2012

    Intriguing stories all tied together by a theme that’s infinitely interesting. I’m still impressed at how you give the spotlight to less-than-new books. Well done!