“Diaspora Electronica”

Title“Diaspora Electronica”
Year for Search2017
AuthorsKaye, Blaize [M.]
Secondary AuthorsMoffett, Helen, Chela, Efemia, and Kona, Bongani
Secondary TitleMigrations: New Short Fiction from Africa
Pagination55-65
Date Published2017
PublisherNew Internationalist Publications
Place PublishedOxford, Eng.
ISBN Number9781780264059
KeywordsMale author, South African author
Annotation

The story is set in a future in which an Institute for the Future of Humanity is established as a solution to “exponential population growth” (59). It uploads people into a computer in exchange for all their worldly goods. The protagonist is a man who wants to be uploaded to join his wife but because has one of the flaws the system cannot handle, he is regularly turned down. 

Author Note

South African author

Full Text

2017 Kaye, Blaize [M.]. “Diaspora Electronica.” Migrations: New Short Fiction from Africa. Ed. Helen Moffett, Efemia Chela, and Bongani Kona (Oxford, Eng.: New Internationalist Publications, 2017), 55-65

The story is set in a future in which an Institute for the Future of Humanity is established as a solution to “exponential population growth” (59). It uploads people into a computer in exchange for all their worldly goods. The protagonist is a man who wants to be uploaded to join his wife but because has one of the flaws the system cannot handle, he is regularly turned down. South African author.