Troy L. Wiggins is a writer and editor living in Memphis, Tennessee. Troy is co-editor of Fiyah Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction. His short fiction and essays have appeared in Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From the Margins of History, Expanded Horizons, the Memphis Noir anthology, and FiresideMagazine. You can follow his musings on race and nerd culture at afrofantasy.net, and follow him on twitter @TroyLWiggins.
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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