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Africa Risen

Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Zelda Knight

Africa Risen

"[A] magnificent and wide-ranging anthology . . . A must-read for all genre fans."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

From award-winning editorial team Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, and Zelda Knight comes an anthology of thirty-two original stories showcasing the breadth of fantasy and science fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora.


A group of cabinet ministers query a supercomputer containing the minds of the country’s ancestors. A child robot on a dying planet uncovers signs of fragile new life. A descendent of a rain goddess inherits her grandmother’s ability to change her appearance—and perhaps the world.

Created in the legacy of the seminal, award-winning anthology series Dark Matter, Africa Risen celebrates the vibrancy, diversity, and reach of African and Afro-Diasporic SFF and reaffirms that Africa is not rising—it’s already here.

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On Sale: 11/15/2022
ISBN: 9781250833006
ISBN10: 1250833000
8.45 x 8.55 inches , 528 Pages

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ISBN: 9781250833013
ISBN10: 1250833019
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About the Author

Sheree Renée Thomas is an award-winning fiction writer, poet, and editor. Her work is inspired by myth and folklore, natural science and the genius of the Mississippi Delta. She is a...

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Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki is an African speculative fiction writer and editor from Nigeria. He won the Nommo Award for best short story by an African in 2019, the 2020 Otherwise Award, and...

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Zelda Knight is a USA Today bestselling author, British Fantasy Award-winning editor, and diverse bookseller. She writes speculative romance for all orientations. She’s also the...

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REVIEWS

Praise for Africa Risen

"Thomas, Ekpeki, and Knight assemble a stellar lineup of 32 writers from across the African diaspora for this magnificent and wide-ranging anthology . . . A must-read for all genre-fans."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"These stories enchant, surprise, and provoke and are a significant addition to the canon of modern speculative fiction."—Booklist, starred review

"These stories are entrancing and provide a welcome introduction to speculative writers from the African continent and the African diaspora."—Library Journal


Praise for Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora, edited by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki and Zelda Knight

“I love this anthology. New voices, new visions—science fiction would be much poorer without it.”—Pat Cadigan

Dominion is a massive achievement—the first new anthology with African editorship in some years. Established writers like Dilman Dila, Mame Bougouma Diene, Ekpeki Oghenechovwe, and Dare Segun Falowo join writers from Africa and the Diaspora. Each story is a coruscating world of its own.”—Geoff Ryman

“The sheer range of the stories in Dominion is a testament to the genius of Black authors working around the world today.”—T.L. Huchu

Dominion is worth picking up not just for the wealth it contains, but because it's an important anthology, one that will help shape this decade of reading.”—Cat Rambo