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A Killing in the Sun

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‘A Killing in the Sun’ is a collection of speculative fiction from Africa. It draws from the rich oral culture of the author’s childhood, to tell a wide variety of stories. Some of the stories are set in a futuristic Africa, where technology has transformed everyday life and a dark force rules. Others are set in the present day, with refugee aliens from outer space, ghosts ...more
ebook, Ebook Edition, 159 pages
Published September 20th 2014 by Black Letter Media
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Dilman Dila
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This is my first collection of short stories. I love it for it is a work that has taken over ten years to come life. The title story was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. I don't want to praise the book, for it is mine, but please let me know what you think on reading it!
Ivor Hartmann
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Killing in the Sun is a truly stunning début collection by Dilman Dila. One that will not only stand as an underivative keystone in the new wave exploration of Science Fiction and Fantasy by African writers, but keep you riveted from the first page till last with his magnificent worlds and deeply fascinating characters with compelling stories, all firmly rooted without compromise in our highly unique African perspectives and mythologies. This is the zephyr of fresh air international and local ...more
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Shelves: 2016, uganda
I recommend this book. Well worth the read.
Cat Voleur
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful collection, and a wonderful introduction into the world of African Speculative Fiction.

My short story preferences (generally) lean more toward horror, and I am wary of any single author collections. I received this book as part of a bundle, however, and thought I'd give it a shot. I'm so, so glad I did because it exceeded every expectation.

From the first story, I knew I was hooked.

There was a wide range of tales to cater to any speculative fiction taste. There was some fant
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Dilman Dila is a Ugandan writer and film maker.

In 2014, he was longlisted for the BBC Radio Playwriting Competition, and in 2013, he was shortlisted for the prestigious Commonwealth Short Story Prize and long listed for the Short Story Day Africa prize.

He was nominated for the 2008 Million Writers Awards for his short story, Homecoming.

He first appeared in print in The Sunday Vision in 2001. Hi

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