Between Dystopias: The Road to Afropantheology

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Pub Date 24 Oct 2023 | Archive Date Not set
Arc Manor, CAEZIK SF & Fantasy

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A captivating collection of original stories and essays by award-winning authors that celebrates the richness and complexity of African mysticism.

African literary scholars struggle to reconcile African mysticism with literary labels. Between Dystopias: The Road to Afropantheology encapsulates the essence of African mysticism and dystopia through original stories.

Afropantheology explores various aspects of African mysticism and dystopia. ‘Mother's Love, Father's Place’ and ‘02 Arena’ are examples. It acknowledges Africa's journey from its origins to the future.

‘The Deification of Igodo’ and ‘A Dance with the Ancestors’ are stories that showcase the complexity of African mysticism. ‘Land of the Awaiting Birth’ explores the link between the born and the unborn. .

Between Dystopias: The Road to Afropantheology is a celebration of African mysticism. The collection highlights the richness and complexity of African culture and traditions. It is a must-read for anyone interested in African literature, culture, and history. 

A captivating collection of original stories and essays by award-winning authors that celebrates the richness and complexity of African mysticism.

African literary scholars struggle to reconcile...


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Advance Praise

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly: "Ekpeki (coeditor of Africa Risen) and debut author Omenga present 13 stories and three essays exploring the belief systems and lived experiences that inform African speculative fiction. The cogent essays, all by Ekpeki, weigh in on the schism between Western and African perspectives on speculative fiction (“Too Dystopian for Whom? A Continental Nigerian Writer’s Perspective”) and offer craft advice that eschews clichés (“A Different Kind of Show, Not Tell”). In his fiction outings, meanwhile, Ekpeki delivers mind-bending fantasy and dark surrealism: shape-shifting witches transcend the limits of their bodies in “The Witching Hour,” and publishing proves deadly in “The Magazine of Horror.” Omenga’s imagination shines in his own eloquent contributions: the dead navigate the afterlife in “The City of the Dead” and men seek godhood in “The Deification of Igodo.” The authors collaborate on two remarkable tales, probing the cycle of death and rebirth in “Land of the Awaiting Birth” and melodrama in the realm of the gods in “The Pet of Olodumare.” In coining afropantheology—“conceived to capture the gamut of African works which, though having fantasy elements, are additionally imbued with African spiritual realities”—the authors successfully encapsulate a distinct genre of speculative fiction. This riveting collection is sure to tease readers’ imaginations. (Oct.)"

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly: "Ekpeki (coeditor of Africa Risen) and debut author Omenga present 13 stories and three essays exploring the belief systems and lived experiences that inform...


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ISBN 9781647100841
PRICE $19.99 (USD)
PAGES 243

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