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African Monsters

(Fox Spirit Books of Monsters #2)

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Speculative fiction, art and graphic stories from African authors, based on African folklore, myths and legends about monsters. African Monsters is the second in a coffee table book series with dark fiction and art about monsters from around the world.
Paperback, 198 pages
Published December 15th 2015 by Fox Spirit Books

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Joanne Hall
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Following on from the success of Fox Spirit’s previous coffee-table volume, European Monsters, African Monsters takes the series a step further, drawing on African mythologies, written by authors and illustrated by artists who, for the most part, have a deep connection with the continent. As the editors say in their introduction, “African mythology is as diverse as all the cultures that embody it, from the ancient Egyptian in the north to the old beliefs of the San desert people in the South. “

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Mieneke
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Myth and legends are universal. Every people has their own myths, whether to explain why sometimes the sky makes this really loud rumbling noise, where they came from, why sometimes people just die, or who that one guy — you know the one from three houses down? Yeah, that guy — sometimes suddenly starts talking to even if he seems alone. Humans use myths to makes sense of their world. But it is not just people, each place has its own legends too. And while those myths and legends may differ in t ...more
Suzanne Rooyen
Hm, I find it really tricky to give a star rating to an anthology of stories by different authors. Some stories I adored and thought were excellent, others I didn't really care for. That said, if you're looking to diversify your reading and want to sample a selection of scary tales by African authors, this is definitely a good place to start!
Charles
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Stuff I Read - African Monsters Review

So short fiction collections are always difficult to review without reviewing each story individually (and for the sake of my own sanity I'm not going to do that here), but I must say I really have been enjoying the Monster books from Fox Spirit. European Monsters, which I read last year, was a fascinating read, and if anything this new volume turns things up even further. But then, with the trip south from Europe there are a few things that are different, i
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Heather
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Speculative fiction, art and graphic stories from African authors, based on African folklore, myths and legends about monsters. African Monsters is the second in a coffee table book series with dark fiction and art about monsters from around the world. 



Monsters should be scary
African Monsters is a collection of stories where the monsters aren't misunderstood or easily turned to the side of good. These are the stories of monsters from sub-Saharan Africa who prey on humans.

The locations of some
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Carrie
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
http://www.horrorblog.co.uk/blog/afri...

African Monsters edited by Jo Thomas & Margret Helgadottir from Fox Spirit Books - winner of the 2015 British Fantasy Society Best Independent Press.

"So, with all this in mind, please tread lightly on this little square of African soil we offer you. It houses monsters with bite along with spirits that will steal your soul away along with your breath."

When this little gem landed in my inbox I read it straight away, not due to the editors of this anthology,
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Margrét Helgadóttir is a Norwegian-Icelandic girl living in Oslo, Norway. On her spare time she writes fiction in English (her native language is Norwegian) and she also edits fiction anthologies (also in English).

Margrét’s stories have appeared in a number of both magazines and anthologies such as Gone Lawn, Luna Station Quarterly, Girl at the End of the World, and Sunspot Jungle, to name a few.
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Other books in the series

Fox Spirit Books of Monsters (6 books)
  • European Monsters (Fox Spirit Books of Monsters, #1)
  • Asian Monsters (Fox Spirit Book of Monsters #3)
  • Pacific Monsters (Fox Spirit Books of Monsters #4)
  • American Monsters: Part 1 (Fox Spirit Books of Monsters #5)
  • American Monsters: Part 2 (Fox Spirit Books of Monsters #6)

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