“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

  • Writers

  • Editors

  • Comic and graphic artists

  • Filmmakers

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

    • South Africa: Nerine Dorman

    • Uganda: Dilman Dila

    • UK: Tade Thompson

    • US: Mame Bougouma Diene (francophone)

    • Zimbabwe: Masimba Musodza

Who is African?

Check out Eligibility to Become a Member

Become a member through our online application form.

Email us at info@africansfs.com

“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.

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