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Deji Olukotun’s novels Nigerians in Space and After the Flare have been optioned by major film company. The crime novelist shared this on his Website. “I’m thrilled to announce that my novels After the Flare and Nigerians in Space were optioned by a major film company!” he wrote. “This milestone is a huge vote of confidence in my writing, along with my 2018 Philip K. Dick Special Citation for After the Flare.”

Published in 2014 by Unnamed Press, Nigerians in Space is an international crime thriller about brain drain. It is set in South Africa, Nigeria, and the U.S. The Guardian called it “An exquisite blend of unpredictable twists and lightning-paced plot.” Here is our review of it and our interview with the author.

Winner of the 2018 Philip K. Dick Award Special Citation, After the Flare has been described by Kirkus Reviews as “An absorbing novel that explores a compelling, African-centered future world,” “spectacularly imagined, well-written, and a pleasure to read.”

“At the moment I can’t disclose too many details,” Deji continued, “but watch this space. Thanks to everyone who has helped make this moment come to fruition — you know who you are.”

Congratulations to Deji Olukotun. We wish him the best.

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