Interested in a good take on Sci-Fi by a Nigerian author? Check out the short story Discovering Time Travel By Suleiman Agbonkhianmen Buhari. “Then why do all the Quantum-Chronologists at the Arusha Institute still say time travel is impossible?” “It’s like dinosaurs and spheres.” “What?” “People around the world haveContinue Reading

History of Science Fiction in Sub-Saharan Africa is an even more neglected subject than say Science Fiction in the Arabic or Turkish languages. Thus it was a breath of fresh air to know about Amharic Science Fiction by a Muslim author from the mid-1940s. The Ethiopian Amharic writer Mäkonnen Endalkaččäw published a collection Arremuňň. OneContinue Reading

Abdourahman Waberi’s Aux États-Unis d’Afrique was published in 2006, and the English translation, In the United States of Africa, came out in 2009. It’s a brief, lyrical and pointed satire that imagines our world in reverse: Africa is a region of stability and prosperity, united by a single government, withContinue Reading