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Lauren Beukes

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Africa as Science Fiction

One of my favourite blogs, Africa Is A Country has a great post up on the  Superpower: Africa as Science Fiction  exhibition at the Arnolfini gallery in South London til July 1st, including short films and photography by Neïl Beloufa, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Wanuri Kahiu and Neill Blomkamp among others.

“Fictions are only theoretically placeless, and fantasies which seem to depart from the world invariably happen within it. Fictions are only theoretically placeless, and fantasies which seem to depart from the world invariably happen within it.” [READ THE REST HERE] 

Cheryl Morgan also wrote a piece in response to the exhibition, specifically on SF in African literature. 

I’ve been working on a upcoming radio documentary on the same topic for BBC World Service with producer Deborah Basckin, so it’s intriguing to see other takes on it.

(Follow Africa Is A Country on Twitter @africascountry. And for more great pop culture tweets from the continent, follow @sa_poptart)

 

 

 

 

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