Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction

Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction

Winner of the 2023 Locus Award for Best Anthology

A 2023 World Fantasy Award Nominee
A 2023 British Fantasy Award Nominee
A 2023 NAACP Image Award Nominee

A NPR Best of the Year pick

A Book Riot Best SFF of the Year pick


magnificent and wide-ranging anthology . . . A must-read for all genre fans."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

From award-winning editorial team Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, and Zelda Knight comes an anthology of thirty-two original stories showcasing the breadth of fantasy and science fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora.

A group of cabinet ministers query a supercomputer containing the minds of the country's ancestors. A child robot on a dying planet uncovers signs of fragile new life. A descendent of a rain goddess inherits her grandmother's ability to change her appearance--and perhaps the world.

Created in the legacy of the seminal, award-winning anthology series Dark Matter, Africa Risen celebrates the vibrancy, diversity, and reach of African and Afro-Diasporic SFF and reaffirms that Africa is not rising--it's already here.

Publication Date: 
November 15, 2022