Sci-fi fans, Toyin Agbetu and award-winning novelist, Courttia Newland have organised two events challenging the parameters of African science fiction, by asking what it is, where it comes from and what it could be, with discussions, stories, poetry and film. Who's making waves in the genre? How do ancestral cultures and traditions inform the contemporary artist, and how do they engage with a 'western' canon?
Engaging the audience are leading artists in this field, including one of the UK’s first African female sci-fi authors, Tosin Coker, author and Granta contributor Biram Mboob, filmmaker Kibwe Tavares and playwright Oladipo Agboluaje. The sessions will be chaired by Words of Colour’s executive director Joy Francis and community educator, Toyin Agbetu.
Cipher the Beautiful (By Kofi Allen)
6.30pm - 7.45pm
Universal Mind Control
How do short stories, novels and poetry address African diaspora cosmology and futuristic worlds?
8pm - 9pm
Parable of the Talents
Sci Fi movies have begun to boldly go where no man has gone before - Africa. Meet the visionaries who dare to imagine new settings for age-old stories.
External LinksSouthbank Centre - Ticket BookingTosin CokerBiram Mboob - HarabellaUnderstanding character development when writing a screenplay - Oladipo Agboluaje
Leading Talent: Biram Mboob, Tosin Coker, Oladipo Agboluaje
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