You can read through the whole chapter by following the “next” links at the end of each interview, or jump to a specific interview by using the links below. You can start with the photo essay on Durban or go direct to the writer interview . To return to this chapter index, clicking on the “100 African Writers of SF—Part Eleven” link at the top of each interview, and return to the overall project index by clicking on the 100 African category, or clicking here
In this chapter, you will meet ...
... a philosopher whose day job informs his writing; and whose love of family pervades it as well
... a web design pioneer who came to writing late
... a working sangoma
with a vocation to write his truths.
“African science fiction’s blood runs deep and it’s old and it’s ready to come forth.”
A city of contrasts, though on the days I visited, not a lot of sunlight.
“I don’t think anybody believes they are racists but there are signs and these traces of it in everything that we do. Our entire culture is set up like that. Which … which sucks. But it is like that.”
“Our concepts of time are different. The Western model of time tends to project into the future, far into the future.”
“Since Imagine Africa, I’ve been working on my next novel. What I’ve been stewing about, being adamant about, is that we are allowed to write about South African culture; and fuck the Western reader, I am writing for an audience here.”