Clarissa Aykroyd grew up in Victoria, Canada and now lives in London, England. Her work has appeared in journals and publications including And Other Poems, Ink Sweat & Tears, The Island Review, The Level Crossing, Lighthouse, The Missing Slate, The Ofi Press, and Shot Glass Journal. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and is the author of a blog about poetry and poets, The Stone and the Star.
I wanted to ask francophone African speculative authors how they feel, how non-Black francophone African authors relate to the controversy, but also how they position themselves either as Afrofuturists or Africanfuturists, or as neither.
In conclusion, I argue that SF fanzines in China mostly played a transitional role. That is, when no professional platforms were available to publish articles and stories, fanzines stepped in. Though most of those fanzines did not last very long, they played the important role of compiling and delivering information. The key reason why I identify those magazines as fanzines is because all the contributors joined out of their interest in SF and worked for free.
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