We are happy and excited to share pre-orders and the cover of Mame Bougouma Diene’s African horror and speculative fiction collection Dark Moons Rising on a Starless Night. It is a collection of 4 short novellas that is like Laird Barron meets Nnedi Okorafor. It will be published later this summer. Below is a summary of each novella.
There’s a village that lies in the shade of a giant tree. Humanitarian Dr. Salio discovers that the children living there need assistance and to be studied, but is there any cure for when tradition and horror are one and the same?
The Whores, The Dealer and The Diamond
The most beautiful things are found in the darkest of places, just as hope is found in the darkest of moments. Sometimes darkness overcomes them all.
You can find everything in Zanzibar. It grows on the side of the road, shinning white baobabs, pineapples, nutmeg, and the essence of Chanel N°5. And demons.
Black and Gold
A mischievous spirit walks the beaches of Dakar at twilight. Sometimes for good, oftentimes not. Sometimes to protect his people, but sometimes protection is its own prison
We will have copies at AWP and ARCs, PDFs, & Mobis for reviewers. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Mame Bougouma Diene is a Franco Senegalese-American humanitarian living in Brooklyn, the US/Francophone spokesperson for the African Speculative Fiction Society with an affection for tattoos, progressive metal and policy analysis. You can find more of his work in Omenana magazine, Truancy, Galaxies SF (French), Fiyah magazine and Strange Horizons, and anthologies such as AfroSfv2, Myriad Lands, You Left Your Biscuit Behind, and This Book Ain’t Nuthin to Fuck With: A Wu-Tang Tribute Anthology. This is his first collection and is working on his first novel titled Mūmiyā.