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Sofia Samatar
Sofia Samatar is the author of the novel A Stranger in Olondria (Small Beer Press, 2013). She holds a PhD from the Department of African Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she specialized in Egyptian and Sudanese fiction. Her poetry, short fiction and reviews... show more

Sofia Samatar is the author of the novel A Stranger in Olondria (Small Beer Press, 2013). She holds a PhD from the Department of African Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she specialized in Egyptian and Sudanese fiction. Her poetry, short fiction and reviews have appeared in a number of places, including Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, Stone Telling, and Goblin Fruit. Sofia is Nonfiction and Poetry Editor for Interfictions Online: A Journal of Interstitial Arts. Find out more at www.sofiasamatar.com.
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Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it 1 month ago
Anthology. As I was reading this book there seemed to be a theme of rollerskating lesbians but then I found out there were some other stories interspersed. I wonder if that was initially what the publisher were going for but then needed extra stories to fill it out. The average rating is 3.33 stars....
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it 3 months ago
The latest lovely from Sofia Samatar and illustrated by her brother, this is a short jaunt down strange lanes, reminiscent of Ogre of East Africa or any number of other Samatar stories. The fantastical elements blended with sharp observations of real life. I really wish I could find the quote from...
Merle
Merle rated it 12 months ago
This is a beautiful, original, often surprising, and yes, tender, short story collection by a fantastic author. Samatar’s novels are lovely, but I think she may excel even more in the short story format, which combines her exquisite writing with compressed plots that necessarily move briskly. And he...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 1 year ago
I came to this issue by clicking on other Valente's stories besides "Silently and Very Fast". Mantis Wives by Kij Johnson was... a gory allegory? I'm unclear and I didn't quite care for it. Pity, because Ponies, of the same writer, was too a gory allegory that is awesome in it's absolute cruelty. ...
Merle
Merle rated it 1 year ago
Beautiful, slow-paced, sad. Linear storytelling makes it a more accessible starting point than The Winged Histories.
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