My Beautiful Dark AfroFantasy #2018BOTY

If you don’t know me by now……… you should know I am a huge fan of Epic High Fantasy.

Give me magic and mystery amidst a grand narrative……

grand narrative]

Tolkien’s Lord of the rings, Terry Goodkind’s Sword of truth, Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the fallen, George R.R. Martin’s A song of fire and ice, Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicles, Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive, Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera, Sabaa Tahir’s Embers Series to name drop a few and of course J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter 

Early this year I discovered authors who write fantasy steeped in their African lore, myths, traditions and I fell in love with the magic in our ancestry all over again.

My beautiful dark afro fantasy

I wrote reviews on some of the books: (click image to go to my review)

Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi

Children of blood and bone Tomi Adeyemi

Beasts Made Of Night – Tochi Onyebuchi

Beasts Made of night - tochi onyebuchi

and I just recently finished reading the sequel Crown of Thunder

Kintu by Jennifer Makumbi

House Of Stone – Novuyo Tshuma

House of stone Novuyo rosa tshuma

And I think I binge read all the books by The Iroko Tree Witch: Nnedi Okorafor 

Reading these authors has helped me to connect, embrace and be proud of my heritage and now when you ask me what I write I will tell you that, I cant do magic so I write:

“I write fantasy, fantasy steeped in African mythology, legends of old married to the science of today, spawning narratives that celebrate the magic in my ancestry and the myths behind the truth of my heritage……….”

~B

If you know any fantasy books I should look out for do let me know……

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19 thoughts on “My Beautiful Dark AfroFantasy #2018BOTY

    • watching fantasy kinda robs us of the imagination to build our own worlds in our heads hahaha I guess which is why you will find people saying the book was better when a film/series is adapted from a book

      show me a reader and I will show you a writer
      ~B

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  1. Your reading list is top notch, i think i should add Beasts Made Of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi for my fiction reading list for 2019 i believe its a good read.

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    • I was playin serious catch up on my African Lit and it all started when someone read a story from my blog and commented that what I wrote reminded them of an author whom at the time I hadnt read or known so I looked them up and down the African fantasy rabbit hole…..
      ~B

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  2. And here I was just thinking about how it’s been a long time since I’ve read anything for fun, and how I’d like to branch out a little bit in my reading (in other words, going beyond nonfiction books). I looked up your review of Children of Blood and Bone, and it sounds super enlightening; I don’t know anything at all about African lore, so that could be the sort of book that broadens my thought horizons.

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  3. I love this!😆 I’ve read The Name of the Wind and it was the most amazing fantasy book I’ve read so far. I was actually looking for African fantasy books & I’ll definitely be looking these up.

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    • Hi Elise!!!!
      The name of the wind was an awesome read!!! And I have been impatiently waiting for the third book in that series ♥♥♥
      So now that your impeccable reading taste is vouched for, I definitely recommend you add the titles I mentioned to your reading list ^_^
      ~B

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