Booker Prize winning author Marlon James (A Brief History of Seven Killings) has revealed more information about his upcoming book “Black Leopard, Red Wolf”, which he says will be an “African Game of Thrones”. He also plans to write more books in the same series, which will feature “a big appendix on magic techniques” and “one hundred pages describing a village”.
The author admitted that he was fed up with arguing about lack of black characters in fantasy novels, which also served as an inspiration for his upcoming work:
“I realized how sick and tired I was of arguing about whether there should be a black hobbit in Lord of the Rings. African folklore is just as rich, and just as perverse,” James told Man of the World magazine. “We have witches, we have demons, we have goblins, and mad kings. We have stories of royal succession that would put Wolf Hall to shame. We beat the Tudors two times over.”