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Book Announcement + Cover Reveal: David Mogo, Godhunter

It’s finally here! David Mogo: Godhunter, my godpunk fantasy novel from Abaddon Books (Rebellion Publishing) is due out July 2019! The official announcement was released today over at The Fantasy Hive. Here’s that smashing cover art by Yoshi Yoshitani. Excerpts from the reveal: Okungbowa’s David Mogo brings Nigerian Orisha mythology to life with skill and humour, creating a reluctant hero you cannot help […]

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Crime novels in small African cities: A rarity

I can’t be the only one who lets out a long, exasperated sigh when I see an exciting new crime novel by an African author on the bookshelves at a physical or online store, quickly rush to read the description, and realise it’s set in… Lagos. Johannesburg. Nairobi. Accra. Abuja. Harare. Cape Town. Kigali. Dakar. […]

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Normal is good enough

Between 2014 and 2017, I worked in communications at a Big Four professional services firm. A saying popular among us (and which definitely still flies across the dividers of those white and orange workstations) was: “The reward for good work is more work.” They stayed true to that quip. Once, I got some recognition at […]

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Going, Going, Gone Freelance

Hey all! Good news: I’m now open to new freelance work. If you know anyone looking to hire for any of these services listed below, send them my way! Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Upwork | LinkedIn 1. Ghostwriting I write stories, pieces and (e)books under 20,000 words, with or without a byline. I especially write […]

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All the good stuff since Milford

So, things have gone haywire since I returned from Milford. By haywire, I mean lotsa stuff’s been happening, even though I barely talk about it. Jeremy Szal over at Starship Sofa finally got “Places” an audio reprint available for free listening. I answered Afoma Umesi’s 21 Questions about books, reading, Dead White Men™ and diversity over […]

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Journey so far: July 2017

So, it’s mid-year already, and the rains are coming down hard. I’m sitting in bed at midnight, trying to put together the disjointed pieces of my activities in WriterLand so far this year. As each puzzle piece clicks into place and the picture nears completion, it dawns on me that I’ve done so much more […]