The African Speculative Fiction Society is here!


Two things:

  1. I'm really proud to be part of the rising tide of African speculative fiction,
  2. I'm really proud to have been given the opportunity to create the logo/brand.

With member input, we managed to steer the design into something unique - and most importantly for me - not clichéd African (continents, design motifs, rough textures).



The central character (literally) is the Nommo:

"The Nommo are mythological ancestral spirits (sometimes referred to as deities) worshipped by the Dogon people of Mali. The word Nommos is derived from a Dogon word meaning "to make one drink." The Nommos are usually described as amphibious, hermaphroditic, fish-like creatures. Folk art depictions of the Nommos show creatures with humanoid upper torsos, legs/feet, and a fish-like lower torso and tail. The Nommos are also referred to as “Masters of the Water”, “the Monitors”, and "the Teachers”. Nommo can be a proper name of an individual, or can refer to the group of spirits as a whole. For purposes of this article “Nommo” refers to a specific individual and “Nommos” is used to reference the group of beings." Wikipedia

Find out more about ASFS here.


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