Two events challenging the parameters of African science fiction, asking what it is, where it comes from and what it could be, with discussions, stories, poetry and film. Who's making waves in the genre? How do ancestral cultures and traditions inform the contemporary artist, and how do they engage with a 'western' canon? Speakers include journalist Toyin Agbetu, editor Joy Francis, and leading artists in this field. Join us for a celebration of the rich and complex narrative that is African science fiction.
6.30pm - 7.45pm
Universal Mind Control
How do short stories, novels and poetry address African diaspora cosmology and futuristic worlds?
8pm - 9pm
Parable of the Talents
Sci Fi movies have begun to boldly go where no man has gone before - Africa. Meet the visionaries who dare to imagine new settings for age-old stories.
Please note - this free event requires a ticket. You can reserve your ticket online (£1.75 transaction fee) or by phone on 0844 847 9910 (£2.75 transaction fee). Transaction fees apply per transaction, not per ticket. You can also reserve your seat without a transaction fee by visiting one of our Southbank Centre Ticket Offices in person.