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Sub Migratio (Short Story) Published

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"a futuristic tale that is bleak in every sense of the word" - Enkare Review Issue 1 Introduction My speculative fiction short story, "Sub Migratio", features in the launch issue (end April 2017). I will always be indebted to Troy and the Enkare team for their vote of confidence in my story to grace the pages of their first issue - and featuring a speculative fiction piece! Read it here Share the love. Support Enkare Review as they begin the journey forward with African literature and African storytellers. Find Enkare Review on the  web ,  Facebook , and  Twitter . "Sub Migratio" Quote: "I can afford to die more than I can afford to live." Sub Migratio Review by Lillian Akampurira Aujo 3 May 2017 There is hope in the new generation. Josh will not be just ‘a statistic’. He will not stay alive ‘just to consume’. In this way he takes up his father’s mantra to fight against the regime and/or machines. Maybe, in his final ac

The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! Volume 2 (RELEASED)

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"The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!"  includes my short story  "Water" . “A story that gave me that “aah” moment was Stephen Embleton’s Water. Water is a beautifully crafted story that explores grief. Without really mentioning death (I think it’s only brought up once), Water manages to pull us into what looks like a mundane morning routine but is, in fact, weighed heavily by the loss of a lifelong companion. This story is so well crafted that I return to it time and again. I deserves a special mention for its ability to quietly draw you into the world of its main character.” -  Introduction by Duduzile Zamantungwa Mabaso (Black Letter Media) AVAILABLE HERE: Contributors:   Obinna Udenwe, Mapule Mohulatsi, Christine Coates, Thato Magano, Gugu Mary Tizita McLaren, Nkosithandile Peme, Adaobi Okwy, Evan Morris, Khalid Salleh, Pamela Moeng, Stephen Embleton COVER REVEAL: 11 November 2016 Cover

Published Works

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2015-2021 'Land of Light' : 'Imagine Africa 500' speculative fiction anthology (2015/2016) (Speculative Fiction). 8,000 words. Read more...   (Malawi) 'Veiled ':  2016 'Beneath This Skin' Edition of Ak√© Review (2016) (Fiction). 1,450 words.  Read here...   (Nigeria) 'Water' : 'The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! Vol.2' anthology (2017) (Fiction). 3,100 words.  Available on Amazon  (South Africa) 'Sub Migratio' : the debut edition of Enkare Review (2017) (Speculative Fiction). 3,500 words.  Read here...   (Kenya) 'Inktober' : 2018 edition of 'The Bloody Parchment' (2018) (SF/Horror). 1,250 words.  Available on Amazon .  (South Africa) 'The Girl with Two Bodies' : The Kalahari Review (Nov 2018) (Fantasy). 7,050 words. South Africa.  .  Read here...  (South Africa) 'Journal of a DNA Pirate' : Volume 3 of 'AfroSF' (Dec 2018) (SF). 8,150 words.   Available on Amazon

Enkare Review

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The fact that an African based literary journal can start up in 2017 is both encouraging for African literature and encouraging to African writers. Having outlets for writers in Africa has never been more important as readers gain more access to written works than ever before. No longer relying on Western media and content creators gives Africans (at home and abroad) access to their own stories. Share the love. Support Enkare Review as they begin the journey forward with African literature and African storytellers. Find Enkare Review on the web , Facebook , and Twitter . My speculative fiction short story, 'Sub Migratio' , features in the launch issue (end April 2017). I will always be indebted to Troy and the Enkare team for their vote of confidence in my story to grace the pages of their first issue - and featuring a speculative fiction piece! "Sub Migratio" Quote: "I can afford to die more than I can afford to live." Read 'Sub

Nommo 2017 Nominations

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I'm really proud to have my short story, "Land of Light", make the long list for the 2017 Nommo Awards. http://www.africansfs.com/nommos/nominations2017/nommoshort2017 Congrats to the short list finalists and good luck for November! Imagine Africa 500 - Speculative Fiction From Africa 3,000 Words