6 popular authors who have used African folktales to write fantasy novels

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey July 14, 2019
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Tade Thompson

Tade Thompson is a British-born Nigerian who is best known for his science fiction novels. He has a background in medicine, psychiatry and social anthropology. He was born in London but grew up in Nigeria. He studied medicine and social anthropology and later specialized in psychiatry. His first novel, Making Wolf, won the Golden Tentacle Award at the 2016 Kitschies. He writes novels and short stories and is a Nommo Award and a Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award winner. He was a John W. Campbell Award finalist, as well as, nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award and the British Science Fiction Award.

Some notable works of his are Making Wolf, Rosewater, The Rosewater Insurrection and The Rosewater Redemption.


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