[Every day for the month of February, I will post a brief write-up of a Black author and links to some of their books. Please click the links in the text to find copies of their works.]
Tade Thompson is a British-Nigerian science fiction and horror writer. He is best known for his novel “Rosewater,” which won the Nommo Award for Best African Science Fiction Novel and was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2018.
Thompson’s writing explores themes of identity, colonialism, and mental health, set against the backdrop of Nigeria’s future. He has been praised for his unique voice and ability to craft thought-provoking stories that challenge conventional storytelling in the science fiction genre.
Thompson’s work has been described as “brilliantly imaginative” and “powerful,” and he is considered one of the most important new voices in science fiction today.