Lovely review of African Monsters. Thank you!

Joanne Hall

AFRICAN MONSTERS by JO THOMAS AND MARGRET HELGADOTTIR (ed)

Ebook, 198 pages, Fox Spirit.

African Monsters: Volume 2 (Fox Spirit Books of Monsters) is available on Amazon.

Following on from the success of Fox Spirit’s previous coffee-table volume European Monsters: Volume 1 (Fox Spirit Books of Monsters) , African Monsters takes the series a step further, drawing on African mythologies, written by authors and illustrated by artists who, for the most part, have a deep connection with the continent. As the editors say in their introduction, “African mythology is as diverse as all the cultures that embody it, from the ancient Egyptian in the north to the old beliefs of the San desert people in the South. “

african monsters Cover Art by Daniele Serra

With this in mind, there are plenty of creatures here who may be unfamiliar to the casual reader, such as the Impundulu bird of Joan de la…

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