African monsters is filled with speculative fiction about monsters based on African folklore, legends and history, written by African authors.
African Monsters is a fantastic anthology featuring many African writers at the forefront of the new wave of Speculative Fiction tapping directly into the deep and rich mythology of African cultures.
Ivor W. Hartmann, editor for African Roar and AfroSF volume 1 & 2.
Joe contributed a chilling short story to African Monsters, “After The Rain”.
“After the Rain” by Joe Vaz is one of those stories that really worked the horror angle. It taught me a bit about South Africa and some of its politics along the way, but I have to say I felt the creeping horror the entire time. Vaz knew what to focus on to build the horror (the baying, the carcasses, the darkness) and each of those elements carried out the story to its proper crescendo. The ending brought all the simmering politics of the story to a head. It was a well-constructed story that hit all the notes along the way.
“After The Rain by Joe Vaz… is a solid piece of strange horror” – Ed Fortune, Starburst Magazine