The African literary culture magazine Brittle Paper will be publishing a collection of Africanfuturism stories as part of their Decade Project which celebrates the company’s 10 year anniversary. Africanfuturism was birthed by Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor, and relates to science fiction that is rooted in the African world as opposed to Western society.
This special anthology of stories is the first time that one titled Africanfuturism is being published. Author Wole Talabi, who edited the collection, details the stories to be focused on the African experience, “hopes and fears, exploring African sciences, philosophies and adaptations to technology and visions of the future centered on, or spiraling out of, Africa.” And although each story has its own tone and style, they all capture the true elements of Africanfuturism.
The eight stories are by Nnedi Okorafor, TL Huchu, Dilman Dila, Rafeeat Aliyu, Tlotlo Tsamaase, Mame Bougouma Diene, Mazi Nwonwu, and Derek Lubangakene. Each will be released through Brittle Paper on a given date next week, from October 12th to the 18th. On October 19th, the full anthology will be available as a free download. See the publication schedule below:
Egoli by T.L. Huchu
Sunrise by Nnedi Okorafor
Yat Madit by Dilman Dila
Rainmaker by Mazi Nwonwu
Behind Our Irises by Tlotlo Tsamaase
Fort Kwame by Derek Lubangakene
Fruit of the Calabash by Rafeeat Aliyu
Lekki Lekki by Mame Bougouma Diene
Visit brittlepaper.com to stay informed about each release.