Dilman Dila

"From the first page of the of the first story, I felt that surge of anticipation of the possibility of something really special…..” Binyavanga Wainaina 
 
“perfectly poised between the robustness of genre fiction and the more literary concern”
 
“…punchy and awkward and well worth reading.” 
 
 
 

'...beautiful.... I really liked Dilman's writing in this story.' Bookshy Books

"And in the moving “The Flying Man of Stone” by Dilman Dila, 15-year-old Kera, having witnessed the slaughter of his mother and siblings by soldiers, is given a flying machine and a super-weapon by his ailing father, with tragic consequences." Eric Brown, The Best Science Fiction Novels, Review Roundup

This novella was shortlisted for the 2017 Nommo Awards: Best Novella. You can read it here for free!

For years the Jolabong people have wandered across the world, looking for a new home. Torn apart by war and famine, they have all but given up. But it is in the fiery motivation of Laceng, a rebellious youth of the tribe, that the delicate future of the Jolabong is poised.

Together with his band of insurgents, Laceng marches into a valley of plenty - but what he finds there is worse than any threat his tribe has ever faced.

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