This is a pages with a growing list of African Inspired Adult SFF Book. I hope you’ll find it interesting and discover your next read. I just started so many books will be missing, please feel free to leave comments with titles to add to this list!
1. The Burning Series by Evan Winter
South African-inspired world.
2. Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
Precolonial Africa inspired settings, influences by African legends and myth.
3. The Wormwood Trilogy by Tade Thompson
Trilogy set in Nigeria.
4. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Inspiration from the Himba people of Namibia
5. The Kishi by Antoine Bandele
An African fantasy based on the Angola folklore of the kishi.
6. The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark
Has inspirations from African folklore and Gods.
7. The Dreamblood Duology by N. K. Jemisin
Egyptian-inspired epic fantasy
8. Everfair by Nisi Shawl
An alternate history / historical fantasy / steampunk novel set in the Belgian Congo.
9. Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
Urban fantasy set in Nigeria
10. The Deep by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes
11. Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
Set in post-apocalyptic Africa
12. David Mogo, Godhunter by Suyi Davies Okungbowa
Nigerian God-Punk – a powerful and atmospheric urban fantasy set in Lagos.
13. Lost Gods Series by Micah Yongo
Inspired by African legend
More to come!!!