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What Happened in 2018

posted Feb 26, 2019, 6:15 AM by African Speculative Fiction Soc   [ updated Feb 27, 2019, 4:54 AM ]
Just to refresh your memory when thinking about what to nominate--here are some works published in 2018.

The third volume in the series AfroSFv3 edited by Ivor Hartmann appeared in 2018.  Contributors were:  
T L Huchu
Cristy Zinn
Mandisi Nkomo
Biram Mboob,
Gabriella Muwanga
Wole Talabi
Stephen Embleton
Masimba Musodza
Dilman Dila
Mazi Nwonwu
Andrew Dakalira
Mame Bougouma Diene

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adebayo appeared in both the USA, UK and in Nigerian editions.

Last year’s winner of the Ilube Nommo for best novel was Tochi Onyebuchi.  The second volume in his series appeared, Crown of Thunder.

Single author spec fix collections in 2018 included We Won't Fade into Darknesss by T J Benson, Dark Moons Rising in a Cloudless Night  by Mame Bougouma Diene and Learning How to Drown by Cat Hellisen 

The Caine Prize anthology Redemption Song reprinted the nominated speculative stories by Wole Talabi and Stacy Hardy (which are not eligible) but also included stories by Dilman Dila and Awuor Onyango.  

A lot of stories of course appeared online.


Walter Emeka Dinjos passed away recently.  He was a productive, successful young writer on the brink of great success. He was also the founder of Sub-Sahara magazine. Here are links to three of his online stories published in 2018, all eligible for nomination.
  1. Middle of Nowhere – Abyss and Apex, March 2018 
  2. Being a Giant in Men’s World – Galaxy’s Edge Magazine, May 2018
  3. Nneamaka’s Ghost– Beneath Ceaseless Skies, January 2018
From AfroSFv3, Tendai Huchu’s story was made available in the Johannesburg Review of Books.

Omenana magazine brought out two issues in 2018:
Issue 11
With fiction contributions by Blaize Kaye, Tariro Ndoro, Ray Mwihaki, Derek Lubangakene, Relmy Divingu

Issue 12
With contributions by Mirette Bahghat, Osahon Ize-Iyamu, Tiah Marie Beautement, and H J Golaki

Some of Wole Talabi’s 2018 published material is also online:
Necessary and Sufficient Conditions now available online via Apex.
The Harmonic Resonance of Ejiro Anaborhi, first published in F&SF is now an online podcast.

Stephen Embleton's The Girl With Two Bodies at Kalahari Review.

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