Adia Victoria gave "A Southern Gothic" its title as a way of staking claim to a rich cultural-literary-musical tradition that has often disregarded the contributions of Black Southerners.
“You have your [William] Faulkner, your [Eudora] Welty, your [Flannery] O’Connor, but it’s not common you’ll see Alice Walker included in that list as well. I wanted to include myself in the history of the South. I wanted to make this young Black girl’s narrative just as emblematic of a Southern experience as Faulkner could write.”
Watch Adia Victoria's recent performance and interview with Cheryl Waters on KEXP Live at Home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuRmx_Ywvzk