Plunge into this refreshing new version of world building - an example of ‘African futurism’ - SF, where Black people have rarely figured till now. Multiple timelines deliver a near-future, alternative reality of the world without racism and colonialism – but familiar dystopian themes. I found it a provocative but rewarding read – but there are elements of animal cruelty some readers might find upsetting.
Even in the vague light, he made out the green six-pointed star representing the forth heart chakra, the gold capital O dead centre and rusty orange background, still bright. At the foot of the poster, a phrase that reverberated through the the Poor Quarter, the tenet of their belief, passed from parent to child like a nursery rhyme. Words that gave pride, simplicity is the extreme:
TODAY AS YESTERDAY, TOMORROW AS TODAY, IS