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Gautam Bhatia @gautambhatia88
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Just finished Ahmed Saadawi's incredible Frankenstein in Baghdad. Reading it on the heels of Shadreck Chikoti's Azotus the Kingdom and Tade Thompson's Rosewater makes me feel that the most powerful, imaginative and cutting-edge SF today is no longer centred in the UK/US.
As instances of dystopic or semi-dystopic world-building Saadawi's disintegrating wartime Iraq, Thompson's near-future Lagos, or Chikoti's privatised African country feel far more vividly and urgently imagined than anything comparable that I've read recently out of "the West."
I suppose this isn't very surprising.
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