- Radio Times
- Review by:
- David Crawford
African writing is often typified by a mixture of the magical and the grittily real, but there is a growing science fiction scene on the continent that takes these tropes and spins them in all kinds of interesting directions.
South African sci-fi author Lauren Beukes explores how this mix of magic and technology, challenge and innovation shapes science fiction that questions clichéd views of “the dark continent”. She talks to District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, Ghanaian blogger Jonathan Dotse and Nigerian writer Nnedi Okorafor about how their experiences inform their work.
About this programme
Award-winning South African author Lauren Beukes asks: Is Science Fiction coming to Africa, or is it already here?