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Author: Dayo Ntwari

Dayo Ntwari, a Rwandan Nigerian writer, has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy since childhood. He enjoys writing stories inspired by African legends and myths. He believes Africa’s diverse histories, religions, spirituality and mythologies can serve as a never-ending treasure trove of inspiration for African science fiction and fantasy. His short stories include: Omoshango, published in the People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction special issue of Lightspeed Magazine Devil’s Village, shortlisted for the Writivism 2015 Short Story Prize Nomansland, shortlisted for the 2015 Huza Press Award Mother’s Love, longlisted for the 2015 Short Story Day Africa Prize Dayo lives in Rwanda, where he is currently working on his first novel. He also hopes to publish a collection of his short stories. Twitter: @DayoNtwari Goodreads: Dayo Ntwari
#Lips – Weekly themed sketches

#Lips – Weekly themed sketches

Taking advantage of the holidays to get some writing and sketching done. Going back to the #anatomydrawing theme list I used for #Inktober2019, but doing it one subject per week, not per day. So, all the drawings I do this week will be #Lips. This is in all black #ballpointpen on A4 copy paper. Please follow me on Instagram @DayoNtwari for more sketches and my Patreon for my writing. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! #ballpointpenart #ballpoint #drawing #penart #sketching #sketch #sketchdaily #crosshatching.

#Inktober2019 completed!

#Inktober2019 completed!

DID IT!! Finished my very first #Inktober! My, what an adventure it’s been! Learned a lot! Rediscovered my love for #drawing! It wasn’t always easy to find the time for this challenge. The last two drawings were late again. I plan to do at least 2 drawings per week, going forward. Perhaps even do some A3-sized drawings, if not switch to A3 entirely. Meanwhile, check out my Patreon or Instagram for my 31 #Inktober2019 drawings, each done in black ballpoint…

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#Inktober2019 midway point

#Inktober2019 midway point

Today is Day 18 of the #Inktober2019 challenge, which means we’ve passed the midway point now. It’s been an exhilarating journey so far. It’s so much fun to be drawing (almost) every single day again. I have stuck to using only a black ballpoint pen for these drawings, and it’s really helped me rediscover the joys of ballpoint pen art. As I said in my previous blog post, I have been following an Anatomy Theme list for this year’s challenge,…

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#Inktober2019

#Inktober2019

This year, I’ve decided for the first time to participate in the 31-day #Inktober challenge. I found an anatomy theme list on the Internet. This fits perfectly with my goal to get better at drawing the human form. So, everyday for this month I will be posting my Inktober sketch for the day on my Patreon. Day 1 starts off with “Eyes”, and here is my very first #Inktober2019 piece! I used a black ballpoint pen.

I’m on Patreon!

I’m on Patreon!

I have started posting my short-stories to my Patreon page. Devil’s Village Nomansland Mother’s Love Omoshango The plan is every Friday I will post a flash fiction piece to my Patreon page, so if you would like to read them, please follow me on Patreon. Also, every Sunday I post a new sketch under the #SundaySketch hashtag.  #SundaySketch 1 #SundaySketch 2 #SundaySketch 3 #SundaySketch 4

Manchester Review Issue 18: 21 Today: African Speculative Fiction

Manchester Review Issue 18: 21 Today: African Speculative Fiction

In 2015 I wrote a short story called “Mother’s Love“, which was longlisted for the Short Story Day Africa Prize. Tomorrow, Friday 21st July 2017, Mother’s Love will appear as a reprint in issue 18 of the Manchester Review, a special issue titled 21 Today: African Speculative Fiction. This special issue is edited by none other than Geoff Ryman, and it brings some much deserved attention to the rise of African Speculative Fiction over the recent years. Feast your eyes…

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A Surma girl scouting the Horsehead Nebula

A Surma girl scouting the Horsehead Nebula

There’s a picture I saw today of former astronaut Anna Lee Fisher, and also a picture of a Surma man. Suddenly, I got the idea to fire up The Gimp to replace Fisher’s face with that of a Surma girl and have the new Surma astronaut overlook the Horsehead Nebula. Here are the results:         Save Save Save

What if: Earth is a Farm for Dragon Food?

What if: Earth is a Farm for Dragon Food?

Why would a dragon let you ride it, though? I mean, it’s a DRAGON! We don’t ride crocodiles, either. What if we discover one day, that it was dragons who wiped out the dinosaurs, and not an asteroid? Dragons from outter space, on an intra-galactic journey, making a pit stop on Earth. And every sun is actually nothing more than a resource-rich world of raging dragons, who have to migrate across the galaxy occasionally, due to overpopulation. Or migrate en masse when they…

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Flash fiction: Bodycatcher

Flash fiction: Bodycatcher

The writing prompt for this piece of flash fiction came from an amazing art work by Patrick Brannvoll I found on Instagram. Poor kids have the decency to either go to prison or go offworld on an asteroid miner. It’s these self-important, entitled middle-class kids. Can’t find work, their families fallen on hard times, and the next thing you know? Student loan default. Too scared to do 10 years in a Corrections Colony, and still you think you’re too good for…

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