a New Book review



An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora

edited by
Zelda Knight & Ekpeki Oghenechovwe Donald

Reviewed by Leena Naidoo, based on an advanced reader copy.

August 17,, 2020,

in  Interviews & Reviews

This isn’t an anthology for the faint-hearted or those looking for neatly-packed stories with happy ever afters or even a ‘proper’ ending. It’s gritty’ with lots of triggers, especially if you’re a woman or identify as female.  This anthology is for those searching for balance and understanding of: actions and consequences, modern life and traditional ways, superstitions and alien interference. It’s for those who scorn package travel tours and seek their own adventures, knowing they may often be disappointed, but just as often rewarded with a gem, a glimpse of a mystery and a greater view of what’s out there.