Join Bethany C. Morrow and Deji Bryce OIukotun as they read from their new novels MEM and After the Flare and discuss international speculative literature, the evolving world of Afrofuturism, and the inspiration behind their books.
MEM has been hailed as "an epiphany for readers of speculative fiction with echoes of ideas explored in films like Blade Runner and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" by Kirkus, and was a best book of the month at the Washington Post, Bustle, Buzzfeed, and elsewhere.
After the Flare was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award and one of The Guardian's Best Science Fiction Books of 2017, and a Best Book at the Washington Post. The Financial Times wrote, "A follow up to Nigerians in Space, After the Flare excels in extrapolating aspects of African culture and tradition into future technology (semi-sentient phones that resemble geckos and specially adapted cowrie shells serving as currency). An eloquently written and ambitious novel."