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Interview with Jonathan Dotse

Jonathan Dotse has published an English-language translation of an interview with him, originally published in Norway. Dotse runs the AfroCyberPunk blog.

– I studied at the University of Windsor in Canada for three years, and at first I could not imagine a sci-fi novel set in Africa, he says.

It was only on the plane home to Ghana that Dotse had second thoughts. As he peered over the bright lights of Accra below him he realized that many themes from the genre he was so fond of were present here, right outside his front door. States that had lost control, severe corruption, private companies with ever-increasing power, and disillusioned but tech literate youth.

– I saw a counterculture forming around new technologies. I saw the rapid technological advances that were changing the way ordinary people dealt with the world. And I saw a lot of unregulated access to technology.

It struck him that Africa was already cyberpunk. – read the full interview.

July 8, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

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