Here’s an adaptation of my short story ‘Virus,’ created by Bunmi Oloruntoba of 3bute.com, ‘a mashable anthology of African modernity.’ The result is an impressive piece of hyperfiction; a three-page comic strip layered with several links to relevant multimedia from around the web:
You can view the full 3bute on the Wayback Machine…
While you’re up there, you can also check out previous 3butes created from the works of other African writers and bloggers. This is an excellent example of how Africa promises to defy traditional boundaries and radically re-define herself to the rest of the world. As always, I invite you all to stay tuned.
NB: Update on the novel publication process coming soon.
This badass artwork is the cover art for the first issue of Jungle Jim, a bi-monthly African pulp fiction magazine. They officially launched at The Book Lounge in Cape Town on Wednesday, 31st May. My short story ‘Virus’ will appear in Issue #4, which is due on July 15. Check out their website for more info.
I have quite unexpectedly been granted the privilege to appear as a guest on the Writers Project radio show, which airs this Sunday evening on Citi 97.3 FM, Ghana. The Writers Project of Ghana is an organization that promotes writing through workshops, public readings, and their radio show on Citi FM. I didn’t have any completed cyberpunk stories at the time I was contacted, so I have specially adapted the first chapter of my novel into a short story called ‘Virus!’
Those outside Ghana can listen to the show live on the Citi FM website from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM (GMT), so you can work out when exactly that is in your time zone. For those who are interested but can’t tune in for whatever reason, I intend to upload a podcast of the show sometime next week. While the full novel is still several months away from the bookshelf, this sneak preview should help to take a little edge off the long wait. This Sunday, I hope you all turn on, boot up, and jack in.