Tales Mama Would Tell

Originally published at Fantasy Faction to accompany the press release for Lost Gods… When I was a kid my mother would tell me and my siblings fables, these sort of half made up Nigerian folktales-come-bedtime stories that often began and ended with a fantastical twist. Like the tale of how the sky came to be so… Continue reading Tales Mama Would Tell

Cover Reveal for Lost Gods

I'll confess every step of this journey toward the publication of Lost Gods, my debut novel, has been pretty surreal - from signing with my agent, to getting a publishing deal with award winning imprint, Angry Robot. And today is no exception. Barnes and Noble - as in, the world's biggest bookstore - just went ahead… Continue reading Cover Reveal for Lost Gods

I Have a Publishing Deal!

Yes, that is not a typo, hoax or misprint. After several years of writing and re-writing, a novel I've been working on has been bought by the award winning Angry Robot Books, one of the most popular (and, well, coolest) genre imprints out there. I am, as you might imagine, incredibly excited and so wanted to… Continue reading I Have a Publishing Deal!

Book Review: ‘Technologies of the Self’ by Haris Durrani

So I recently had the pleasure of reading and reviewing Haris A. Durrani’s debut novella, Technologies of the Self, for Media Diversified. Durrani’s stories, memoirs, and essays have appeared in a variety of publications including Analog Science Fiction and Fact, The University of Toronto Undergraduate Journal of Middle East Studies, The 2014 Campbellian Anthology and… Continue reading Book Review: ‘Technologies of the Self’ by Haris Durrani

‘Popular Culture is No Longer a Marketplace of ideas’: An Interview with American Novelist, Bill Campbell

Bill Campbell is the author of several science-fiction novels and the founder of Rosarium Publishing. I had the chance recently to interview him for online magazine, Media Diversified, which, for me, was just all kinds of fun. We talk everything from writing, to creativity, to his thoughts on science-fiction, afrofuturism, popular culture and the media. It was a great conversation… Continue reading ‘Popular Culture is No Longer a Marketplace of ideas’: An Interview with American Novelist, Bill Campbell

What is Afrofuturism

You need only cast a quick glance over the considerable career of someone like Isaac Asimov to note the prescient and directive power of science-fiction. The man who popularised the idea of robotics in his classic I, Robot and, in his 1964 article, Visit to the World’s Fair of 2014, foresaw everything from kitchen top coffee makers and microwave meals… Continue reading What is Afrofuturism