afrofuturism

Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor

“Fear of death is a powerful weapon.” Remote Control is Afrofuturism at its best. Nnedi Okorafor seamlessly blends folklore elements and aesthetics with sci-fi ones, delivering a unique and intriguing piece of speculative fiction. Set in Ghana, Remote Control opens in medias res: the appearance of Sankofa, a fourteen-year girl, and her companion, a fox, […]

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The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

“Alas: in the Stillness, destroying mountains is as easy as an orogene toddler’s temper tantrum. Destroying a people takes only a bit more effort.” Now this is how you write a sequel.Jemisin has done it again. This series is simply spectacular. “It’s not hate that you’re seeing. Hate requires emotion. What this woman has simply […]

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Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

“You think we are like you humans?” it asked, angrily. “We don’t kill for sport or even for gain. Only for purpose.” An interesting novella that sets a promising start to the series. Okorafor plays around with sci-fi elements, giving us an intriguing take on overused tropes of the genre. Binti is a rather refreshing […]

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Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

‘You’re gambling. Hell, you’re gambling against history.’ Kindred is a riveting story. Octavia Butler has created a tale in which a young woman is thrust into a violent past that forces her to into a relentlessly dangerous position. Kindred is an incredibly gripping read. From its prologue to its epilogue, the story demands attention. Butler […]

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