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In the next, giant chapter, you will meet some of the editors I interviewed at Ake: Mazi Chiagozie Nwonwu (Omenana), Tolu Daniel (Afridiaspora), and Otosirieze Obi-Young (Brittle Paper).

A chapter from Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, will have interviews with Chinelo Onwualu, co-editor of Omenana, and Odafe Atogun, author of Taduno’s Song.

A chapter from Lagos will include A. Igoni Barrett, author of the Nommo-shortlisted Blackass, comics godfather Ibrahim Ganiyu, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, and the great comics companies Comic Republic and Vortex. From Port Harcourt, we'll see further writers as well.

Nigeria is a country too huge and diverse to take in at a glance, with between two hundred and seven hundred languages and thirty-six states. It ranges from the mother-capitalist city-state of Lagos to the laid-out garden dullness of Abuja the capital, to Port Harcourt, a town with a bad reputation. Hopefully these two huge chapters will give something of Nigeria’s story as it happened to these particular writers.

After that, 100 African Writers will explore the writers of Durban, Pretoria, East London, and Port Elizabeth in South Africa, including a mindblowing interview with Unathi Magubeni, the practicing sangoma author of Nwelezelanga, The Star Child.

Then to close, the last chapters will explore the quiet charm of Ghana with interviews with local writers such as Jonathan Dotse, the founder of www.afrocyberpunk.com.



Geoff Ryman is Senior Lecturer in School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester. He is a writer of short stories and novels, and science fiction and literary fiction. His work has won numerous awards including the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award (twice), the James Tiptree Jr. Memorial Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award (twice), and the Canadian Sunburst Award (twice). In 2012 he won a Nebula Award for his Nigeria-set novelette "What We Found." His story "Capitalism in the 22nd Century" is part of Stories for Chip, edited by Bill Campbell and Nisi Shawl and published by Rosarium.
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