African Speculative Fiction Lectures

The Department of African Languages and Cultures, SOAS, University of London, is hosting a new lecture series from February 2017 focusing on speculative fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora. The series is open to all those who are passionate about speculative fictions from Africa, including university students at all levels of their academic development. The series will explore the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and magic realism. Details are here, and also see the attached programme with details about the lectures.

programme spec series

22nd February 6-8pm Dr. Nicholas Wood: South African Speculative Fiction


1st March 5 – 6pm Dr. Polina Levontin: Scientists in Nigerian Science Fiction


1st March 6 – 8pm Miriam Pahl: Literature as a Lighthouse: African Science Fiction and Ecocritical Representations of War and Conflict


8th March 4- 5.30pm Sinéad Murphy: Predicting’ the Arab Spring: forces of genre and culture in Egyptian Science Fiction


8th March 6-8pm Geoff Ryman:  Title TBC


22nd March 6-8pm Dr. Christos Callow: Performing Afrofuturism: Science fiction theatre and the work of Andrea Hairston