Mother of Invention Animated Illustrations by Shyama Golden

Mother of Invention Animated Illustrations by Shyama Golden

Last week science fiction author Nnendi Okorafor released her latest short story  Mother of InventionThe stories are accompanied by illustrated gif’s by artist Shyama Golden who worked in partnership with Nnedi Okorafor.

These illustrations are for an Afrofuturist short story by Nnedi Okorafor about a woman who gives birth during a deadly pollen storm in a declining anthropocene Nigeria assisted only by her smart home. Her doctor appears as a hologram early in the story and later on her baby is delivered by a drone. It seems fitting that the story is boldly futuristic and happens to be illustrated entirely on the iPad.” – Shyama Golden

Read the full short story here.. 

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  1. Christo Doherty

    March 2, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Great work! Delighted to discover that Nnedi Okorafor has a new short story out, and with these remarkably precise illustrations, almost technical in their approach. A perfect match, I imagine, with Okorafor’s approach to Afrofuturism. Thanks.

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