Kei Miller’s The Last Warner Woman and the Multi-Voice Story

Kei Miller’s The Last Warner Woman is a story about a black woman with the gift of warning: she foresees destruction and warns those who may fall victim. This is her story, but it’s also other people’s story. The narrative shows the masterful ways multiple voices and perspectives can be used to give a fuller picture of a story. Most importantly, even though this story is told from multiple perspectives, the black woman’s story remains her own and is not co-opted by other voices in the narrative. The first narrator is Mr. Writer Man, who tells us how to...

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