The African Origins of UFOs

TitleThe African Origins of UFOs
Year for Search2006
AuthorsJoseph, Anthony
Date Published2006
PublisherSalt Publishing
Place PublishedCambridge, Eng.
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author, Trinidadian author
Annotation

In the novel slaves travel to a future eutopian pre-colonial Africa. The novel, organized around twenty-four chapters, reflects Timothy Leary’s (1920-96) twenty-four stages of the evolution of human consciousness modified by Ornette Coleman’s (b. 1930) sense of musical progression. Much use of dialect.

Additional Publishers

Parts were originally published as “The African Origins of UFOs (excerpt from the novel).” Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora. Ed. Sheree R. Thomas (New York: Warner Books, 2000), 312-18; and as “Hummingbird”, “The ‛doption”, “On Kunu Morn”, and “She Swan in Heaven.” Hambone, no. 18 (2006): 149-55

Illustration

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Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The author was born in Trinidad and moved to England in 1989.

Full Text

2006 Joseph, Anthony. The African Origins of UFOs. Illus. infinite livez. Cambridge, Eng.: Salt Publishing with an “Introduction” by Lauri Ramey (xi-xx). Parts were originally published as “The African Origins of UFOs (excerpt from the novel).” Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora. Ed. Sheree R. Thomas (New York: Warner Books, 2000), 312-18; and as “Hummingbird”, “The ‛doption”, “On Kunu Morn”, and “She Swan in Heaven.” Hambone, no. 18 (2006): 149-55. CaTU, PSt

In the novel slaves travel to a future eutopian pre-colonial Africa. The novel, organized around twenty-four chapters, reflects Timothy Leary’s (1920-96) twenty-four stages of the evolution of human consciousness modified by Ornette Coleman’s (b. 1930) sense of musical progression. Much use of dialect. The author was born in Trinidad and moved to England in 1989.