Africa

Book Review: The Ear, The Eye and The Arm by Nancy Farmer

Book Review: The Ear, The Eye and The Arm by Nancy Farmer

The Ear, The Eye and The Arm combines traditional African culture with science fiction technology Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: Warriors, Hunters, Healers, and Death

Asni’s Art Blog: Warriors, Hunters, Healers, and Death

Meet grandmother Buluku, Ogum the warrior, Oxossi the hunter, Oxumare the rainbow snake, Babalu Aye the leper who heals infectious diseases, and Exu, Papa Legba or Baron Samedi: trickster, guide of spirits, devil on the crossroads. Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: Oxalá, Prince of Peace

Asni’s Art Blog: Oxalá, Prince of Peace

I have often wondered to what extent Tolkien might have drawn on the African pantheon... Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: Mother of Waters

Asni’s Art Blog: Mother of Waters

Yemanja, Yemoja, Yemalla, Janaína – the Mother of Waters is one of the main goddesses, of various Afro-American religions – Santería, Voodoo, Candomblé – which evolved from African deities grafted onto Catholic saints. Read More »

Sword and Soul

Sword and Soul

K. Ceres Wright takes us into the world of afro-centered blood and thunder! Read More »

Brother, Can You Spare Ten Copper Jots?

Brother, Can You Spare Ten Copper Jots?

Ridiculously well-thought-out currencies not visible in this cover art. Fantasy money has got more realistic in recent years. But how realistic can a currency get before it starts killing people? Read More »