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Monday, 19 March 2012

African Science Fiction

I used to be the biggest fan of Science Fiction and Fantasy novels, but in the last couple of years I haven't read as much as I would like. I would really love to get back into it again. So while looking for some Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels to read I stumbled on this - the AfroSF Anthology edited by Ivor Hartmann - this will be the fist anthology of science fiction by African writers. I knew of Nnedi Okorafor and Lauren Beukes (although I haven't yet read their novels) but I hadn't realised there's been a rise in African Science Fiction (where have I been?). There's not that much (it's still growing) but I still think it's pretty cool. As always my long list of books to read just keeps on getting longer. A book lover's job is never done :). 


For more on African Science Fiction: SF in South Africa, AfroCyberPunk, Is Africa Ready for Science Fiction?, Chimurenga 12/13.




 

2 comments:

  1. I had no idea there was so much African science fiction out there. I've read a few of Okorafor's titles and have really loved them.

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  2. Me either. It's a growing genre, but still very exciting what's already out there.

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