AfroCyberPunk is here to explore the possibilities of African science fiction and to expose it’s immense creative potential to the world. For too long, science fiction has failed to make a presence in African literature, confining African creativity to the present and past.

Science fiction has had significant impact on the technological development of the industrialized societies, and there is no reason why it cannot do the same for Africa. Wherever in the world you find yourself, my intention is to get you thinking about the direction in which Africa is heading and use this as a lens to alter your perspective of the continent today.

AfroCyberPunk was created by myself, Jonathan Dotse (Doe-chay), a student at Ashesi University College and science-fiction writer living in Accra, Ghana. I’m currently working on my debut novel, a cyberpunk mystery/thriller set in the sprawling metropolis of Accra in the middle of the 21st century.

Contact: afrocyberpunk  [at]   gmail  [dot]   com


  1. Hello! I’m writing a bi-weekly technology column for the Friday supplement of Dagbladet, one of Norway’s biggest newspapers. I’d love to do an interview with you on your thoughts about African sci-fi for my next column. If you’re interested, drop me a line at martin.bergesen@gmail.com and we’ll sort out the details in some kind of chat/Skype/e-mail-type of conversation thing.

    All the best,
    Martin Bergesen

  2. Brian St.Claire-King says:

    Hello Mr. Dotse,

    I’m the creative director for a small publishing company. I would like to make an offer to you. If you can contact me at creative [aht] vajraenterprises [dot] com, I will email you back with details.

  3. [...] a few weeks, and anyone intetested in meeting up a coffee and chat can feel free to buzz me on my gmail. Any time I lose here is being made up for with tons of sci-fi inspiration from this mind-boggingly [...]

  4. Ed Rybicki says:

    Amazing!! And well done!! We SF readers/writers are a lonely breed in Africa. I look forward to following some of your stuff – and now I am shamed into writing some more of mine. Although I have, and managed to spark controversy with it, it wasn’t what I wanted to do.

    But power to the arm!!!

    Ed Rybicki
    Cape Town

  5. [...] student and science-fiction writer living in Accra, Ghana, runs the blog ↑AfroCyberPunk, ↑which is here to explore the possibilities of African science fiction and to expose it’s immense [...]

  6. Just heard your interview on a special BBC World piece about Africa and Science Fiction. Wonderful piece. You were very insightful.

  7. [...] blog first appeared on AfroCyberPunk, and is featured here by kind permission of the author, Jonathan Dotse.  AfroCyberPunk, is a [...]

  8. Ari Kohorn says:

    Firstly, I would like to say that your blog and stories provide a wonderful perspective on the future of african nations and cultures in science fiction!

    You might be interested in having a look at, or even contributing to the Orion’s Arm Universe Project.
    It’s a collaborative hard science fiction transhuman/posthuman space opera that tries to create a realistic technological and cultural vision of the next 10,000 years of history. We’re always craving new ideas!


    Great writing!

  9. Ashley says:

    When is the novel coming out?
    First stumbled on this site a couple years ago and have been waiting for it ever since. Hope you are still writing. Awesome blog otherwise.


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