Author Chat: Africa Risen editors Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki & Zelda Knight

SFF Addicts

Nov 17 2022 • 1 hr

Join host Adrian M. Gibson and award-winning editors/authors Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki and Zelda Knight for a chat about their new anthology Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction, as well as the evolution and meaning of the anthology's title, the story selection process, offering a platform for new African and diaspora authors, storytelling traditions, community building and much more.

RESOURCES/BOOKS MENTIONED:

- Too Dystopian for Whom? A Continental Nigerian Writer's Perspective (essay in Uncanny Magazine)

- Bridging Worlds anthology

- Neon Hemlock Press

- Flowers for the Sea by Zin E. Rocklyn

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Sheree Renée Thomas is an award-winning author, editor and poet. Her works include the Dark Matter anthology, Nine Bar Blues, the Marvel novel Black Panther: Panther's Rage, the story "Timebox Altar(ed)" in Janelle Monáe's collection The Memory Librarian and Other Stories of Dirty Computer and much more.

Find Sheree on Twitter or her personal website.

Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki is an award-winning speculative fiction writer, editor and publisher from Nigeria. He edited the first ever Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction anthology, the Bridging Worlds anthology and co-edited the Dominion and Africa Risen anthologies. His newest short story is "Destiny Delayed," which you can read here.

Find Oghenechovwe on Twitter or his personal website.

Zelda Knight is an award-winning author, editor and bookseller. She co-edited the Dominion anthology, and has written numerous short stories and science fiction/romance series and books.

Find Zelda on Twitter or her personal website.

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MUSIC:

Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz

Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz

Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz

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