Our Africa Risen anthology is available for preorder!

Hello, friends!

Several months ago, Tor.com announced the table of contents for an upcoming speculative fiction anthology from Africa and the African diaspora. And guess who featured, among several other incredible writers, on that table of contents? Your favorite Spider Kid!

Photo source: Tor.com website

I cannot downplay how big an achievement it is for me to be published in a Tor.com book. They are literally my dream publisher! And to have my story “Exiles of Witchery” (inspired by Doctor Who and fueled by the distress about Ghana’s relationship to women who are considered “witches”) sitting amongst writing from the likes of Ytasha L. Woamck, Wole Talabi, Tananarive Due and more? Stop, I’ll asphyxiate.

I’m more than proud to be part of this anthology, which recently received a starred review from Publishers Weekly!

I am also pleased to announced that it is available for preorder now! The book itself comes out on November 8th, 2022. Order a copy, friends. Tell your friends to order copies, friends. Tell your booksellers, tell your librarians. Inside Ghana (this is very important to me!), outside Ghana. Though speculative fiction doesn’t seem very popular in Ghana now, I can almost guarantee that this gorgeous cover simply being on bookshelves (or Instagram tiles from our favorite Ghanaian bookstagrammers!) is going to draw people’s attention.

So, kindly preorder. Please and thank you.

Love,

Akotz πŸ•ΈοΈ

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New Article on the Evolution of Old Accra

Hello, friends. An article I wrote about the evolution of Adedainkpo and the larger Old Accra region, was recently published on accraarchive.com, and is linked here for anyone who’s interested. I really enjoyed the process of composing it, from the interviewing to the interpretation, down to the composition of it. I hope you gain something from reading it as well.

Love and purple hearts,

The Spider Kid. πŸ•Έ