Frederick Archibong – The Forbidden Fruit

Frederick Archibong’s The Forbidden Fruit is an apt representation of the coming of age tale that speaks of when a child’s eyes open and she (in this case) becomes a woman. The piece is a study in desire, the type of desire that draws a person in like moth to a flame. Staying in line with Frederick’s preferred means of capturing his subject; the woman retains the black and white monochromatic look that he is known for. The focal point however is the deep red apple she’s about to take a bite of. It’s juicy, and plum and desirable, a … Continue reading Frederick Archibong – The Forbidden Fruit

Nnedi Okorafor talks Afrofuturism and Sci-Fi on TED Talk

Science fiction, Hugo award winner and Marvel Author, Nnedi Okorafor recently spoke at TED Talk about her take on Afrofuturism and the effect her cultural background has had on the genre. On her book she asked; ‘So what if a Nigerian-American wrote science fiction? Growing up, I didn’t read much science fiction. I couldn’t relate to these stories preoccupied with xenophobia, colonization and seeing aliens as others. And I saw no reflection of anyone who looked like me in those narratives.’ She spoke a little more about the book “In the “Binti” novella trilogy, Binti leaves the planet to seek … Continue reading Nnedi Okorafor talks Afrofuturism and Sci-Fi on TED Talk