“The ASFS will provide a place where writers, readers, and scholars can come together to find information, connect with each other, and act as watchdogs for their collective interests.”
Chinelo Onwualu, chief spokesperson, ASFS.
The African Speculative Fiction Society is an organization of African
Comic and graphic artists
in the fields of speculative fiction such as fantasy, science fiction, stories that draw on traditions, horror and philosophical fiction.
Members nominate any published work for one of the four Nommo Awards. They are given free access to many of the nominated works. And they vote for the winners of the Nommo awards.
There is no membership fee.
There is a Parliament who set direction and who take on particular roles. They are:
ASFS website: Stephen Embleton and Wole Talabi
Publications database: Wole Talabi
Membership Secretary: Ezeiyoke Chukwunonso
Nommo Awards administrator: Geoff Ryman
Language Outreach: Mame Bougouma Diene
National Spokespeople (for press and local enquiries):
Kenya: Moses Kilolo and Kiprop Kimutai
Malawi: Shadrek Chikoti
Nigeria: Chiagozie ‘Mazi’ Nwonwu
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“The ASFS will create a space for African speculative fiction writers to network, organize, learn from each other, and debate. It will promote an ongoing conversation, led by artists, on Africa's literatures of the imagination."
Sofia Samatar, author of A Stranger in Olondria and The Winged Histories
What is Speculative Fiction:
Speculative Fiction: includes Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the broadest possible definition of speculative/fantastical fiction including horror, slipstream, interstitial, stories based on traditional beliefs, alternate history etc. Speculative Fiction is an inclusive rather than exclusive term designed to include most especially any distinctively African forms that may develop.