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Terra Incognita: New Speculative Fiction from Africa

An anthology of stories edited by

Terra incognita. Uncharted depths. Africa unknowable.

Nineteen new short speculative stories from the fringes and hidden worlds of Africa, from writers both emerged and undiscovered. From past lives to future lives, from modern myths to twisted histories, Terra Incognita exposes the parts of ourselves and our continent hidden beneath."

Terra Incognita is the second collection of short stories to be published by Short Story Day Africa. This carefully curated anthology is harvested from entries to the project's annual short story competition, which in 2014 called for speculative fiction exploring an ancient cartographic term denoting uncharted territories, Terra Incognita. The collection includes well-known and award-winning authors Cat Hellisen, Diane Awerbuck and Gail Dendy, alongside emerging stars like Dilman Dila, Nick Mulgrew and Chinelo Onwaulu. The stories in the collection encompass all forms of speculative fiction, from literary magical realism to science fiction to dark horror, and pulsing through each is a new African paradigm. Here be vampires, tokoloshi, ghosts, unnatural obsessions and the unspeakable things that lurk beneath land and in the water.

Genre: Science Fiction

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