Bio

Author, Writer, and Speaker

About

Micah is the author of two ancient Africa inspired epic fantasy novels. His debut, Lost Gods, was shortlisted for a British Fantasy award, as well as Starburst Magazine’s inaugural Brave New Words award.

Shaped by the West African folklore of his childhood, Yongo introduces readers to fresh mythic worlds on the way to examining ideas on religion, culture and belonging.

Manchester born, aside from a year living in the US Yongo has remained domiciled in the city of his birth, having worked as a journalist and content designer alongside his novel writing. His latest book, Pale Kings, is a continuation of the Lost Gods story, following the journey of adolescent assassins through a complex world of betrayal, conspiracy and political intrigue.

When he’s not creating, Micah loves to talk books (obviously), movies, ideas, the arts, all things sci-fi; and also harbours a furtive interest in anthropology and philosophy.

INTERVIEWS

In conversation with Sanjida O’Connell
On influences from Nigeria to Manchester via West African folklore
2022

A writer’s life: with Commonword
Shedding light on the journey to becoming a fantasy novelist
2022

Call on Courage podcast
Discussing the merits of creative courage in education and storytelling
2021

Get in touch

Micah has taught on writing and productivity for college students and post grads, and loves to coach, connect and collaborate with other creatives. If you share a kindred love for ideas and stories, or wish to connect for professional purposes, feel free to reach out.

Writing

The Black Man’s Burden
Race, double consciousness, and the hidden dangers of cancel culture
June 2022

I Thank Whatever Gods There May Be
On inspirations and influences for writing
June 2022

Why Black Panther is the movie of the future
Exploring Afrofuturism and meaning in the Marvel universe
March 2018

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