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How to Lose The Girl | by Dare Segun Falowo | African Scifi

  I The boy’s Marblehead glows dull blue. He twitches lightly every seven minutes or so. He is sunken into the burn-dimpled upholstery of the large chair. It has held him in its red velvet hug for over twenty five hours as the glow of his Marblehead has pulsed in intensity according to the activity […]

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Camp Mars | by Aito Osemegbe Joseph | African Sci-fi

It is fifteen years with China as world power, six years after the first building was erected on planet Mars, five years after Pope Santus gave approval for the E-Priest App on Google Playstore and one year after I moved into House 304, Crescent F of 1004 Housing Estate in Victoria Island, Lagos. Midnight, and […]

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POV | by Tijani Ridvan | African Scifi

Year 2060 Majekodunmi has a crooked nose, not that he let it bother him. He is happy or at least he pretends to be. The car-plane ride is bumpy and the nausea that had been threatening to force its way out during takeoff is now knocking at his throat. He is sad about one thing, […]

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“The Story Came in a Steady Rush” | Nnedi Okorafor Announces a Binti Sequel

Nnedi Okorafor’s space-girl odyssey, a novella titled Binti, has been a hit ever since it was published last year. Little surprise that she is teaming up again with Tor.com to publish a sequel to the story about an African girl caught up in  a whirlwind of Harry-potter-esque adventures in outer space. The sequel titled Binti: […]

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There is No Danger in a Single Story | By Feyisayo Anjorin | African Scifi

Warss Fadash was living his life like it was golden, with his supermodel girlfriend and his dogs, on a private island, in a mansion with over a dozen rooms and everything looking new. The island mansion was not the only one. He had them in New York, and Melbourne, and London, and Tokyo. He was […]

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Human And Animal Bodies Chopped And Sewn Together? It’s Called African Scifi

  Last year, the South African science fiction writer, Lauren Beukes, challenged what we thought we knew about serial killers and crime fiction. But most of all, she challenged our assumptions about what constitutes an African novel. Shinning Girls is set in Chicago and features American characters. Of course, the novel has Africa written all […]

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Bernardine Evaristo: Your Guide to All Eight Books by the Booker Prize Winner

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While better known in the African literary scene as the founder of the massively influential Brunel International African Poetry Prize, […]

TJ Benson’s Forthcoming Novel, The Madhouse, Follows a Troubled Family Across Four Decades

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The Nigerian writer TJ Benson has a new novel set to be published by Masobe Books in 2020. A new […]

The Guardian UK Criticized for Headline Calling Bernardine Evaristo’s Booker Prize-winning Novel Obscure

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Right after Bernardine Evaristo and Margaret Atwood were announced joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction, the UK’s […]

Bernardine Evaristo’s Joint Win of the Booker Prize, with Margaret Atwood, Makes Her the First Black Woman & Second Nigerian to Receive the Honour

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The Nigerian-British novelist Bernardine Evaristo has been awarded the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction, for her novel Girl, Woman, Other, […]

The Queen of Dahomey: Episode Three | The Witches of Auchi Series | Anthony Azekwoh

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There was an old woman with a ragged scar on her cheek who lived alone on the outskirts of Dahomey. […]

Befeqadu Hailu, Ethiopian Writer-Activist & Co-founder of Zone 9 Blog, Named 2019 International Writer of Courage

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Befeqadu Hailu, the Ethiopian writer, activist, and co-founder of the Amharic-language human rights platform Zone 9 Blogging Collective, has been […]

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