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”

2021 Eligibility Post and Year-in-review

2021 was a year of many triumphs and attempts. Note, I say attempts, not failures because nothing is really a failure if you learn something from it. Instead, it becomes a process that brings you that much closer to your goal. With that fake-deep quote out of the way and you hopefully a little moreContinue reading “2021 Eligibility Post and Year-in-review”

Ife-Iyoku (Short story)

Fist published in Selene Quarterly, Volume 2 issue 2 . Morako stayed quiet. He was a lero – or feeler – and oversaw the hunt. On his signal the rest would move. For now, he lay waiting, careful not to alert the beast lest the intended prey became the hunter. Here, the roles of theContinue reading “Ife-Iyoku (Short story)”

My 2020 eligibility list by ODE

During the 2020 calender year, I was able to publish a number of literary works, eligible for different awards, which you will find below. Some of them are available to read for free. The ones that aren’t, you will find the buy link attached. The Dominion Anthology – The anthology is eligible for the bestContinue reading “My 2020 eligibility list by ODE”

Dominion Anthology eligibility list

Dominion is the first ever anthology of Speculative fiction and poetry to call for and publish works of fiction and poetry by some of the finest speculative fiction writers from both Africa and the African diaspora. The anthology contains 13 works from 12 writers; 12 fiction pieces and a poem. It also has an introductionContinue reading “Dominion Anthology eligibility list”