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Ralph Goodman Reviews AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers Edited by Ivor Hartmann

AfroSF: Science Fiction by African WritersVerdict: carrot

The publication of this long overdue first anthology of science fiction (SF) by African writers – from across Africa and from African writers who are abroad – is a landmark event. The singling out for special attention of African SF is, however, a slightly uncomfortable notion: the specific strengths of African SF writing do of course need to be recognised, but future volumes, for which African SF is inseparably part of the broader community of SF writing, will be even more welcome.

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