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African Fantasy Books


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Tired of white euro-centric fantasy settings? Me too. This is a diverse collection of fantasy & magical realism books from Black authors centring the Black experience, often drawing on African culture & mythology.

The Ballad Of Black Tom is a dark & punchy weird fiction novella that eloquently rebukes the racist themes of one of Lovecraft's original stories.

I was enraptured by The Deep, a story about a society of merfolk descended from the children of those who drowned during the atlantic crossing; a bittersweet story of intergenerational trauma and queer joy.

New Suns is a vibrant anthology of scifi & fantasy from people of colour (introduced by the one and only LeVar Burton) featuring the sweetest bobbit-worm-mermaid sapphic love story I've ever read.

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