Which is your favourite story?
Kona: Today it's Diaspora Electronica by Blaize Kaye. It's set in the future where people are migrating to a better digital world, but there's a lingering sadness at the core of the story. Despite Twitter, Instagram and new technologies of connection meant to bring us together, we somehow feel depressed and more alone.
Moffett: In Naming by Umar Turaki, words from multiple languages weave together the lives of men, women, children and even a rooster on a lethal journey that bristles with beauty and menace.
In Exodus by Miriam Bahgat Eskaros, an unusual narrator tells the story of a refugee child with poignance.
I tear up every time I remember it. Izda Luhumyo's The Impossibility of Home is superb - the most original quest and women's friendship story I've read in a while.
Chela: Naming plays around with temporality in a fascinating way and Umar Turaki's writing is incredibly cinematic.
Stacy Hardy's Involution masterfully explores womanhood, eco-futures and invasion. It's unsettling and unique.