Disruption: New Short Fiction from Africa, Edited by Jason Mykl Snyman, Rachel Zadok, and Karina Szczurek

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Spanning genres, eras, and the African continent, from Libya, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, South Africa, Zambia, Uganda and beyond, these 21 futuristic, evocative stories on the theme of disruption bring a distinctive African flavor to the global issues haunting our newsfeeds and harassing our dreams: climate change, pandemics, social upheaval, surveillance, and more.

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Dissent, disease, disaster. This genre-spanning anthology explores the many ways that we grow, adapt, and survive in the face of our ever-changing global realities. These evocative, often prescient, stories showcase new and emerging writers from across Africa to investigate many of the pressing issues of our time: climate change, pandemics, social upheaval, surveillance, and more. In Disruption, authors from across Africa use their stories to explore the concept of change—environmental, political, and physical—and the power or impotence of the human race to innovate our way through it.
From a post-apocalyptic African village in Innocent Ilo’s “Before We Die Unwritten,” to space colonization in Alithnayn Abdulkareem’s “Static,” to a mother’s attempt to save her infant from a dust storm in Mbozi Haimbe’s “Shelter,” Disruption illuminates change around and within, and our infallible capacity for hope amidst disaster. Facing our shared anxieties head on, these authors scrutinize assumptions and invent worlds that combine the fantastical with the probable, the colonial with the dystopian, and the intrepid with the powerless, in stories recognizing our collective future and our disparate present.
Disruption is the newest anthology from Short Story Day Africa, a non-profit organization established to develop and share the diversity of Africa’s voices through publishing and writing workshops.
Disruption: New Short Fiction from Africa, Edited by Jason Mykl Snyman, Rachel Zadok, and Karina Szczurek
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