The new anthology African Ghost Short Stories will send shivers down your spine with its in-depth look into African horror. Edited by Chinelo Onwualu with a foreword by queen of African horror Nuzo Onoh, the anthology is published by Flame Tree Publishing and released on May 14 in the US and April 16 in the UK.

Part of Flame Tree’s Gothic Fantasy series, this anthology follows the hugely successful Black Sci-Fri Short Stories and Asian Ghost Short Stories. With tales rooted in ancient culture, this collection explores the deep-seated supernatural element in African storytelling – whether reaching back to the spirits, ancestors and ogres of folklore or the vibrantly modern ghosts of today’s African horror.

With a foreword by award-winning Nigerian-British writer Nuzo Onoh, an introduction by Prof. Divine Che Neba, and editorial support from Nigerian writer and editor Chinelo Onwualu, this book delves into the fascinating heritage of African ghostly lore and literature, while allowing it to be reclaimed and retold by contemporary African voices. New and contemporary stories complement poignant folktales such as “The Story of Takane” from Lesotho and “The Disobedient Daughter Who Married a Skull” from Nigeria.

The writers featured in the anthology include Eugen Bacon, Dilman Dila, Christopher Mlalazi, Keletso Mopai, Okwiri Oduor, Ivana Akotowaa Ofori, Tobi Ogundiran, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Tlotlo Tsamaase, and many more. These names appear alongside classic work by Amos Tutuola and Thomas Mofolo, as well as folktales from around Africa.

We are excited to see the field of African horror growing due to the work of both new and established writers. Get ready to curl up with this book on a rainy evening and experience some thrills and chills!

Buy African Ghost Short Stories here.