Has having heard so much about the African pulp fiction mag Jungle Jim from its co-creator and editor, Jenna Bass (part I of our interview is here), left you wanting, wondering what might be lurking between its distinctive blue and red covers? How the… Read More ›
Month: November 2012
African Book Festival, London, 26th-27th October 2012
AiW Guest Kate Nkanza. When I first heard about the African Book Festival, I was so excited that I paid for my pass for two days straight away.
Q&A: (Pt 2) Jenna Bass – Editor and co-founder of African pulp fiction magazine Jungle Jim.
(Click here for part I.) This, part II of Katie’s interview with Jenna Bass at Jungle Jim, takes us further into the mag, opening up questions of genre – popular, pulp and science-fiction in Africa and South Africa – plus more on the… Read More ›
Q&A: (Pt 1) Jenna Bass – Editor and co-founder of African pulp fiction magazine Jungle Jim.
(Part 2 of this interview is here…) Genre fiction and the rise of African sci-fi; the establishment of literary networks across the continent; the status of independent publishing and bookselling, as well as the significance of DIY ethics and aesthetics in… Read More ›
Genre, dystopia and the ‘African’ novel
Recent discussions on H-Net literature and History logs have (re)debated the idea of ‘African’ literature. Labeling and pigeon-holing books clearly has advantages – although I hope I am not the only one who has moved a book from crime back… Read More ›
Now We Are One
Professor Steph Newell, University of Sussex, President of the African Studies Association of the UK, joined AiW contributors and founders to celebrate AiW’s first birthday(!!): ‘Right from the start, a year ago, Africa in Words has captured the imaginations of… Read More ›