Welcome to episode 22 of Season 12 of The Coode Street Podcast. In this episode, Gary and Jonathan talk to Oghenechovwe Ekpeki, author of the Otherwise Award-winning and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, British SF Award, and Nebula Award-nominated novella "Ife-Iyoku, the Tale of Imadeyunuagbon", editor of The Year's Best African Speculative Fiction, and co-editor with Zelda K. Knight of the British Fantasy Award-winning anthology Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora.
Oghenechovwe joins us from Lagos, Nigeria to discuss growing up reading speculative fiction in Nigeria, his hopes for The Year's Best African Speculative Fiction series, the challenges facing writers from Africa to get a chance to be a part of the international science fiction community, his upcoming anthology African Risen for Tordotcom (co-edited with Sheree Renee Thomas and Zelda K. Knight), and much more.
While there are, later in the podcast, a few moments where static affected our Skype connection, we hope you'll bear with the episode. As always, we'd like to thank Oghenechovwe for taking the time to talk to us, and hope that you enjoy the episode.
Available for order now:
Episode 567: Sheree Renée Thomas and science fiction
Episode 566: On life achievement, awards, and more
Episode 565: On work published after the author‘s death
Episode 563: A Ramble in the Wilderness
Episode 562: Reading, reviewing, and an old question answered
Episode 561: Science fiction, influence, and more
Episode 560: Arkady Martine and Memories of Empire
Episode 559: Partway through the pandemic, a ramble
Episode 558: M. Rickert and The Shipbuilder of Bellfaerie
Episode 557: All This and Dystopia Too
Episode 556: Lavie Tidhar and a World of Science Fiction
Episode 555: Catherynne M. Valente and Telling Tales
Episode 554: Zen Cho and Finding Black Water Sister
Episode 553: Daryl Gregory and The Album of Doctor Moreau
Episode 552: Nghi Vo and The Chosen and the Beautiful
Episode 551: Sarah Pinsker and We Are Satellites
Episode 550: P. Djèlí Clark and A Master of Djinn
Episode 549: Lockdown, science fiction, and more
Episode 548: Kelly Robson and Alias Space
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