AfroCyberPunk is a blog dedicated to exploring the future of Africa through various expressions of Afrofuturism in science and speculative fiction across all forms of media, relevant news and current events about ongoing socioeconomic, political, and technological developments, as well as academic discourses on issues and trends concerning the future of this incredibly diverse continent. As Africa enters a new phase of accelerated development, this blog aims to create a unique conceptual space in which to explore the various scenarios we are likely to encounter in the near and distant future, and to imagine how we might begin to address the enormous challenges and incredible opportunities that may soon become reality.

AfroCyberPunk was created by Jonathan Dotse (Doe-chay), a social entrepreneur, technology evangelist, and science-fiction writer living in Accra, Ghana. Jonathan is currently (still) working on his debut novel, a cyberpunk mystery/thriller set in the sprawling metropolis of Accra in the middle of the 21st century. Jonathan studied Management Information Systems at Ashesi University College.

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.


  10. Dan Bloom says:

    Dr Dotse, i loved your blog post on rise of sci fi in Africa. I wonder if you can post a new blog post one day about the rise of cli fi as well. Cli fi is even more important than sci fi. Cli fi is climate fiction novels and movies about the most pressing danger to Africa. man made global warming. Do you agree?

  11. Edward says:

    Looking forward to reading Accra!

  12. Greetings I am a film maker currently working on a new Sci Fi looking to connect with my community for support In anyway I am putting together my team producers Actors crew is there a website you can recommend I be a part of to see this thing threw


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