African Inspired Adult SFF Books

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.

Goodreads: here


2. Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

Precolonial Africa inspired settings, influences by African legends and myth.

Goodreads: here


3. The Wormwood Trilogy by Tade Thompson

Trilogy set in Nigeria.

Goodreads: here


4. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Inspiration from the Himba people of Namibia

Goodreads: here


5. The Kishi by Antoine Bandele

An African fantasy based on the Angola folklore of the kishi.

Goodreads: here


6. The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

Has inspirations from African folklore and Gods.

Goodreads: here


7. The Dreamblood Duology by N. K. Jemisin

Egyptian-inspired epic fantasy

Goodreads: here


8. Everfair by Nisi Shawl

An alternate history / historical fantasy / steampunk novel set in the Belgian Congo.

Goodreads: here


9. Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

Urban fantasy set in Nigeria

Goodreads: here


10. The Deep by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes

Goodreads: here


11. Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

Set in post-apocalyptic Africa

Goodreads: here


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

Goodreads: here

More to come!!!

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