terra-incognita-ssda_20141123So we are going into a weekend and if you like me are looking for something cool to read then I have two publications you want to check out.

You can check out an anthology of new speculative fiction from Africa called Terra Incognita edited by Nerine Dorman. This is Short Story Day Africa‘s second collection of short stories featuring the top nineteen stories from SSDA’s 2014 competition.

The stories in the collection encompass all forms of speculative fiction, from literary magical realism to science fiction to dark horror, and pulsing through each is a new African paradigm. Here be vampires, tokoloshi, ghosts, unnatural obsessions and the unspeakable things that lurk beneath land and in the water.

The collection includes stories from Cat Hellisen, Gail Dendy, Dilman Dila, Nick Mulgrew and Chinelo Onwaulu. It also has “Leatherman” by Diane Awerbuck, with an introduction from Rachel Zadok. This is a product to be bought on Amazon.

Lawino 3 ebook coverIf you can’t buy an Amazon product them I suggest that you try the third edition of the Lawino Magazine. Lawino was named in honor of the most famous Ugandan writer, Okot p’Bitek, who wrote the poem ‘Song of Lawino, Song of Ocol’. It is an electronic magazine started by writers, to promote writing from Africa, with particular focus on Uganda. This edition of Lawino includes short fiction, poetry and spoken word. There is also a special interview with Tom Jalio a winner of BN Poetry Award. The contributors for this edition include Lauri Kubuitsile, Hannah Onoguwe, Mulumba Ivan Mathias and Yazele Dezele.