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Ekpeki, Oghenechovwe Donald

Entry updated 23 May 2022. Tagged: Author, Editor.

(?   -    ) Nigerian editor and author who has also punctuated his name as Ekpeki Oghenechovwe Donald; he began to publish work of genre interest with "The Witching Hour" in Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Stories for 23 April 2018. Most of his work can be understood as Horror, though it is clear that some traditional generic distinctions are "sorted" very differently in the Afrofuturism to which he has contributed as editor and author. His story "O2 Arena" (November 2021 Galaxy's Edge) won a Nebula as best novelette.

His first Anthology, Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora (Volume One) (anth 2020) with Zelda Knight, demonstrates the depth and range of stories identified within the terms of the Afrofuturism descriptor; it contains his novella, "Ife-lyoku, the Tale of Imadeyunuagbon", set in a world devastated by a nuclear World War Three (or perhaps a later war), which won the Otherwise Award for 2020. The anthology sequence opening with The Year's Best African Speculative Fiction (2021): Volume One (anth 2021) is designed to appear yearly. [JC]

Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

born Ughellii, Delta State, Nigeria: 19 January ?

works as editor

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