Newness: a short story by Menzi Maseko

They call it Speculative fiction, magical realism and even phantasy or science fiction. We just call it Indaba. Siyazixoxela nje: This one is called Newness Unlocks Time aka NUT Newness Unlocks Time The eighth floor of The Meikles Hotel does not feel like it is eight stories up. Somehow, it seems much lower, compared toContinue reading “Newness: a short story by Menzi Maseko”

Interesting Science Fiction Audio

“Massive, eyeless, segmented horrors, they swarmed over the body, tied themselves in knots to gouge out massive chunks of flesh and bone. They devoured every bit of skin or drop of blood, no matter where it fell — concrete, wood, stone, metal, or human flesh. Twelve hours later, the sated worms rose from the devastationContinue reading “Interesting Science Fiction Audio”

The Work of Repairing the Afrikan Mind

“The Revolution being fought now is a revolution to win the minds of our people. If we fail to win this we cannot wage the violent one.” – Karenga Waking up this morning, I had planned to begin by re-reading the ‘Summary of Critique of the National Development Plan, March 2013‘, as well as partContinue reading “The Work of Repairing the Afrikan Mind”

My Presentation at 2017 Essence Festival

Esoteric Africa Masterclass: Afrikans In Science Fiction Facilitator: Menzi Maseko Organisations:  Green Ankh Works/ CineCulture / Mercurial Africa Dates: 30 September 2017 (?) Time: 3pm Venue: Mangosuthu University of Technology (?) The Guideline: What is the purpose behind studying Esoteric African works? Which subjects did you do in high school and which institution did youContinue reading “My Presentation at 2017 Essence Festival”

Reality and Imagination Influence Genius in Sci-Fi

Are there any stories that particularly influenced these novellas? I started writing Binti when I was in a deeply bothered state. Much of the Binti series came from personal struggles, narratives, and imaginings. I can’t really name any novels that were a specific influence. When I look back, I can see flashes of Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley ofContinue reading “Reality and Imagination Influence Genius in Sci-Fi”

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