NAACP Image Award nomination

The Africa Risen anthology, edited by I, Sheree Renee Thomas and Zelda Knight is a nominee in the 54th NAACP Image Awards, Outstanding Literary Work – fiction. You can see the full list of nominees here The anthology, published by Tordotcom, got a starred review from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, and additional reviews from LibraryContinue reading “NAACP Image Award nomination”

2022 World Fantasy Award win

So I recently won the 2022 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology, presented at the 2022 World Fantasy Convention that took place at the Hyatt Regency hotel, New Orleans. The award was awarded for the first ever Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction anthology I edited and published with the small press I founded to doContinue reading “2022 World Fantasy Award win”

Destiny Delayed

Destiny Delayed is a 5700 word afrofuturistic, genre bender short story. It’s set in a near future Lagos, Nigeria and features predatory, uber capitalistic corporations, people full of heart but faced with difficult decisions and the consequences when you mix those two in a place with power matrixes that exist to take the most andContinue reading “Destiny Delayed”

Bridging Worlds: Global Conversations On Creating Pan-African Speculative Literature In a Pandemic

The Bridging Worlds non-fiction anthology examines the difficulties Black people and African writers faced in the 2020 pandemic-lockdown breakout year and how they navigated them. Bridging Worlds seeks to explore the threads and lines that connect us as we navigated this singular yet multifaceted experience, and show that connection in the various non-fiction pieces writtenContinue reading “Bridging Worlds: Global Conversations On Creating Pan-African Speculative Literature In a Pandemic”

Reprints Are Not Inferior To Original Works & Neither Is The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction Anthology

Last week I came across a blog post being peddled on social media, a Hugo best editor short form finalist ranking by a faceless group. I opened the list to find myself at the bottom of the ranking, for the reasons of having “merely” and “only” edited a reprint anthology, which they considered inferior andContinue reading “Reprints Are Not Inferior To Original Works & Neither Is The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction Anthology”

Africa Risen Starred Review on Publisher’s Weekly

So earlier this week, the Africa Risen anthology by myself, Sheree Renée Thomas and Zelda Knight got its first review. The review will be my first Publisher’s Weekly starred review and also likely the first PW started review by an African edited speculative fiction anthology. You can see it here on Publishers Weekly, and pre-orderContinue reading “Africa Risen Starred Review on Publisher’s Weekly”

Multiple British Fantasy Award Finalist

I’m British Fantasy award finalist, for the second time in a row. I’m nominated this time, for writing & editing, in 2 categories; best short fiction & best anthology with my Nebula winning novelette O2 Arena, & WFA, Locus shortlisted anthology, the Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction. Both are Hugo award finalists. Do consider them/meContinue reading “Multiple British Fantasy Award Finalist”

World Fantasy Award Finalist

So I’m a 2022 World Fantasy award finalist with the first ever Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction anthology I edited & published. It also makes me the first Black, African editor to be a World Fantasy award finalist. With it I’m also the first African Hugo award, best editor finalist. The Year’s Best African SpeculativeContinue reading “World Fantasy Award Finalist”

Multiple Hugo Award Finalist

I’ll be a Hugo award finalist for the first time ever, and in various categories. For best novelette, then best editor, short form category. My climate fiction novelette O2 Arena which won the Nebula award the first novelette by an African writer to win it, will also be the first novelette by an African writerContinue reading “Multiple Hugo Award Finalist”

Nebula Award Win

My climate fiction novelette O2 Arena just won the Nebula award, making me the first African writer to win the Nebula award with a novelette. I’ll also be the first African born, Black writer to win the Nebula award at all. It’s my second nomination in a row and in a second category, as myContinue reading “Nebula Award Win”