Metro UK: Reni K’s debut novel proves that black stories belong in the fantasy genre
METRO UK: Reni K Amayo is a young author who is opening up the fantasy genre to include black narratives – and her debut young adult novel sounds incredible.
Historically, fantasy in literature has been overwhelmingly white – there is rarely space for diverse characters, settings or themes. But Reni is transporting this traditionally homogeneous world to ancient Africa and centering two young, black women as the protagonists – and we are absolutely here for it. Daughters of Nri is a fantasy set in an ancient Nigerian kingdom. It charts the journey of two sisters, twins and goddesses, separated at birth, as they venture on a path of self-discovery.