Aisha Phoenix writes short stories and poetry. Her writing has appeared in Strange Horizons, the Peepal Tree Press Filigree: Contemporary Black British Poetry anthology, the Bath Flash Fiction Anthology, Litro USA online, Bards and Sages Quarterly, and Crack the Spine. She has a PhD in Sociology. She tweets as @FirebirdN4.
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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