Imaro Author:Charles Saunders Saunders' novel fuses the narrative style of fantasy fiction with a pre-colonial, alternate Africa. Inspired by and directly addresses the alienation of growing up an African American fan of Science Fiction and Fantasy, which to this day remains a very ethnically homogonous genre. It addresses this both structurally (via its unique setting) and ... more »thematically (via its alienated, tribeless hero-protagonist). The tribal tensions and histories presented in this fantasy novel reflect actual African tribal histories and tensions, and provide a unique perspective to current and recent conflicts in Africa, particularly the Rwandan genocide and the ongoing conflict in The Sudan.« less
Fantastic action series- the Conan of Africa. Though in some cases, Imaro is his very own legend and shouldn't be compared. The genre put into an alternate Africa was probably one of the greatest ideas. If you like action/swords and sorcery, I do suggest giving this a read.