Nnedi Okorafor

How Nnedi Got Her Curved Spine

In a forest of South Eastern Nigeria lived a tribe of large baboons called the Idiok. They were regal creatures with thick brown fur, black ears, careful hands and golden eyes. They were wise and peaceful, and at night when the moon was high and full, they could easily find each other because their eyes […]

Ziphozakhe Hlobo and Lena Posch

Khazimla’s Adventures

Muthi Nhlema

One Wit’ This Place

Whenever she dreamed, it was always the same dream. But this time, it was different. It was always the day before he left for the war. They were together on the white shores of Neo-Dar before the floods came. They were standing at their favorite spot, his arms wrapped around her waist, her back against […]

Dilman Dila

Her Broken Shadow

An Excerpt from the Shooting Script SCENE 1: INT. ADONGO’S HOME Extreme close up of a hand turning a key, locking a door. The hand then throws the key into a toilet, and flashes. SCENE 2: INT. ADONGO’S OFFICE Adongo sits at a desk, typing. She is of nondescript age, her hair nappy, uncombed in […]

Geoff Ryman

21 Today: The Rise of Speculative Fiction, year by year

This is primarily a list of written fiction. Where relevant some comics or films are listed, but there is no pretence of this being a complete history of African comics and fantasy films. Given publishing difficulties, dates of writing are sometimes used in preference to date of publication. Authors are often listed only once, dated […]

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