Sofia Samatar

Sofia Samatar

Sofia Samatar is a fantasy writer, poet, and critic, and a PhD student in African Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She wrote A Stranger in Olondria in Yambio, South Sudan, where she worked as an English teacher. Her poetry has appeared in several places, including Stone Telling, Goblin Fruit, Bull Spec, and the anthology The Moment of Change. She reviews fiction for Strange Horizons and Islam and Science Fiction, blogs, and is somehow also writing a dissertation.


Edited: Seregil of Rhiminee August 03, 2012
Book Covers
A Stranger in Olondria
The Winged Histories
Tender: Stories

Speculative Fiction Novels (3)


2017 | fantasy, short stories

2016 | fantasy

2013 | fantasy