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Red OriginsHere’s a goodie for fans of African Speculative Fiction, or for those who are not yet, but are interested in the ever-increasing, and very distinct and interesting output coming out of this scene:


Red Origins is, in first approximation, a webcomic, but it has several parts to it, from music to animation to the comic pages.


“The show follows the young characters of Obi, Temi and John as they mystically get transported to 2070 Neo Africa. Upon arrival they mistakenly break a bronze taboo and are forced to join a Peacekeeping Magical Juju Force. In order to return home they must help stop a brewing war between Ancestral Africa and Neo Technological Africa. ”
One interesting titbit is that Nnedi Okorafor, author of Lagoon and Binti (besides a lot more that’s also worth reading!) apparently got engaged as a ‘juju consultant’  by the project, so evidently has her seal of approval, too!

Links:  Webcomic - Facebook page - Red Origins home - Soundcloud - Nnedi Okorafor

 

 

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