Disruption: New Short Fiction from Africa
As many places in the world begin adapting to a changing climate, a lot of countries will struggle with the changing climate and many of those countries are in Africa. This collection brings together a young cohort of emerging African literary voices to tell stories of climate change’s impacts and how people have adapted or otherwise in the future.
Each story is by a writer from a different African country, expanding across the continent. Twenty-one authors are presented, and each one took on the theme of environmental degradation in their own special way. Some were science fiction-like stories, with habitat domes, special suits, and advanced technology. Other stories continued the current trend of the haves and the have nots, as those with money and power have found a way to continue to live life comfortably, while the majority struggle to find sustenance and live in an environment that is incredibly hostile.
Fiction can be used to tell stories and bring to life what many people might find confusing and overwhelming. Africa lacks the monetary resources necessary to seriously fund adaption on a large scale, so it will come down to individuals and small groups to determine how to survive and thrive.
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