If you don’t know me by now……… you should know I am a huge fan of Epic High Fantasy.
Give me magic and mystery amidst a grand narrative……
Tolkien’s Lord of the rings, Terry Goodkind’s Sword of truth, Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the fallen, George R.R. Martin’s A song of fire and ice, Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicles, Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive, Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera, Sabaa Tahir’s Embers Series to name drop a few and of course J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter
Early this year I discovered authors who write fantasy steeped in their African lore, myths, traditions and I fell in love with the magic in our ancestry all over again.
My beautiful dark afro fantasy
I wrote reviews on some of the books: (click image to go to my review)
Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi
Beasts Made Of Night – Tochi Onyebuchi
and I just recently finished reading the sequel Crown of Thunder
Kintu by Jennifer Makumbi
House Of Stone – Novuyo Tshuma
And I think I binge read all the books by The Iroko Tree Witch: Nnedi Okorafor
Reading these authors has helped me to connect, embrace and be proud of my heritage and now when you ask me what I write I will tell you that, I cant do magic so I write:
“I write fantasy, fantasy steeped in African mythology, legends of old married to the science of today, spawning narratives that celebrate the magic in my ancestry and the myths behind the truth of my heritage……….”
If you know any fantasy books I should look out for do let me know……